ICC ODI Rankings: AB de Villiers regains No 1 spot, Amla replaces Kohli at No 2

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South Africa’s batting maestro AB de Villiers has regained the No. 1 spot in ICC ODI Rankings. de Villiers, who scored the fastest ODI hundred off just 31 balls, was one of the leading run-scorers in the recently concluded series against West Indies.

Here are the top 10 ranked ODI batsmen in the world:

Rank

Batsman

Team

Rating

1

AB de Villiers

South Africa

891

2

Hashim Amla

South Africa

867

3

Virat Kohli

India

831

4

Kumar Sangakkara

Sri Lanka

823

5

Tillakaratne Dilshan

Sri Lanka

785

6

Kane Williamson

New Zealand

757

7

Shikhar Dhawan

India

725

8

MS Dhoni

India

721

9

Quinton de Kock

South Africa

720

10

George Bailey

Australia

717

 

India’s Virat Kohli has dropped one position to No. 3 and Hashim Amla has climbed up to No. 2 position. Amla was in a scintillating from in the recently concluded series against West Indies. Kohli, on the other hand, had a poor outing in the tri-series down under. The 26-year-old could manage only 24 runs from four outings against Australia and England

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has moved up 19 places to a career-high 17th position in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen and is the highest mover in the top 20 after scoring 152 runs in five matches, while James Faulkner (up 14 places to a career-high 21st) is just two ratings points behind South Africa’s Faf du Plessis in 20th place.

England’s opening batsman Ian Bell has climbed 13 places to 25th position in the ICC ODI Rankings, after his consistent show in the recently concluded Carlton MID tri-series. Bell was the highest run-scorer in the tri series.

Interestingly, India’s Shikhar Dhawan, who is going through a horrible patch, is still in top 10 ODI batsmen. Dhawan is at No. 7 spot, just ahead of his captain MS Dhoni.

New Zealand’s young star Kane Williamson, who is going through a purple patch in his career, is at No. 6 spot.

Kiwi’s wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has climbed  33 places to a career-high 27th, after his match-winning hundred against Sri Lanka.

England’s No. 3 James Taylor has also climbed 53 places to 86th position, after scoring some runs in the Carlton MID tri-series.

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By The Cricket Lounge

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