ICC ODI rankings: Yuzvendra Chahal breaks into top 10

Virat Kohli consolidates his position atop the table among ODI batsmen.

Taking rapid strides: Yuzvendra Chahal is now ranked eighth among ODI bowlers.   -  AFP

India legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal has broken into the top-10 in the latest ICC rankings for One-Day International bowlers.

Besides Chahal, who jumped three spots to eighth, team-mate Ravindra Jadeja and Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya have made rapid strides. Dananjaya has a career-high ranking of 13, jumping eight spots. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, ranked No. 1, has now 841 rating points, a career high; it is the highest tally among ODI bowlers since Shaun Pollock’s 894 points in 2008.

Bumrah leads third-ranked Kuldeep Yadav by 118 points; Yadav is also at a career-high, with 723 rating points. Jadeja has climbed 16 places to occupy the 25th spot after picking up seven wickets in the ranking period.

Kohli at the top

Among ODI batsmen, India captain Virat Kohli continues to occupy the top spot. He has consolidated his position after a prolific series — aggregating 453 runs — against the visiting Windies. It has lifted him to 899 points, 28 ahead of second-placed Rohit Sharma, whose tally of 871 points is his highest till date.

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Team-mate Shikhar Dhawan, who failed to score a single half-century in the five innings against Windies, has slipped four places to be ninth.

For the Windies, Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer have profited the most among batsmen. Having scored 250 runs in the ODI series at an average of 62.50, Hope jumped 22 spots be 25th. His fruitful venture has also confirmed his status as the highest-ranked Windies batsman.

Mighty leap

Hetmyer, who captained the Windies to the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup title in 2016, was his side’s leading run-getter, with 259 runs at 51.80. As a result, the left-hander jumped 31 places to claim the 26th position.

The two batsmen, enjoying their career-high rankings, are now separated by only nine points. The Windies now have two representatives inside the top-30 among batsmen.

England is the No. 1 ranked ODI side, while India is second. India trails England by five points, but leads third-ranked New Zealand by nine points.

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