Kohli Climbs Up to Second Spot in ICC ODI Rankings


Indian Test Team Captain Virat Kohli has retained his second spot in the ICC Player Ranking for ODI batsman, as Australian dashing opener David Warner was Shakedown for his neck with just 2 points behind in the list which was issued by the ICC Saturday Early Morning.

David Warner aggressive performance cut Kohli’s earlier 62 point lead to just two following a blistering performance in the Chappell-Hadlee Series against New-Zealand last day in Australia which got the result of 3-0 whitewash and the last ODI record of David warners 150 gave Australia an easy win at Melbourne on Monday with the series clean sweep winning as 3-0.

Warner Ended as the leading Run Scorer with 299 runs in three-match series against New Zealand and got his Rank number 3, and South Africa’s AB De Villiers is still at the number one ranking batsman list with a 13 point lead of Virat Kohli.

The Fight for the number 1 spot in ICC Will starts from Next Month as India will Play a 3 Match Series against England from January 15-23 as warner will take on Pakistan in their upcoming ODI Series 5 match series which starts from January 13-26 and AB De Villiers is set to lead his side in the five -ODI series against Sri Lanka which starts from January 28th to February 10th 2017.

Meanwhile New Zealand Opener Martin Guptill and Australia’s batsman and captain steve smith and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and bowler Josh Hazelwood have achieved their career-best high ranking in the list of ICC Rankings.

Trent Boult who was the Leading wicket – taker in the series with eight wickets and retained his no 1 ranking in bowlers he got a competitor as south Africa’s Imran Tahir by eight points and with West Indies Sunil Narine one more point behind as 3rd position.

There is no Change in Allrounder’s List which is leading by Bangladeshi Captain Shakib Al Hasan, and the 2nd spot leading is Angelo Mathews and Mohammad Nabi, James Faulkner and Mitchell March Follows after them in the ICC list . In The ICC list of ODI Team Ranking Top Team Number 1 Ranked Australia has jumped up from 118 points to 120 points while New Zealand dropped down and India is in the Fourth Spot , whereas Kiwi has started the Chappelle Hardley Series with 112 Points but that series has lost against Australia as 3-0 defeat has made Kiwi droppped to 109 Points in the ICC Ranking Table.

ICC Player Rankings 2016 (as of now).

1.Steve Smith             Australia           897
2.Joe Root                   England            847
3.Virat Kohli                India                833
4.Kane Williamson       New Zealand      817
5.H.Amla                    South Africa       791
6.AB de Villiers           South Africa       778
7.David Warner           Australia            772
8.C.Pujara                   India                 760
9.J.Bairstow                 England            759
10.Younus Khan           Pakistan            753


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