Indian skipper Virat Kohli has yet again won a zillion hearts by securing the first position in the (ICC) ODI Rankings for batsmen list, 2020 with a total of 871 points, subsequently, Rohit Sharma (855) and Pakistan’s Babar Azam (829) secured the second and third position in the list.
Jonny Bairstow breaks into the top 10 of the @MRFWorldwide ICC ODI Player Rankings for Batting after finishing as the highest run-getter in the #ENGvAUS ODI series 🎉— ICC (@ICC) September 17, 2020
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As per the recent tweet by the International Cricket Council (ICC), pacer Jasprit Bumrah was bestowed with the second position in the Bowlers Rankings list. Yuzvendra Chahal ranked 15th position, and Kuldeep Yadav secured the 19th position in the list. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ranked 22nd, followed by the Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, and Hardik Pandya who were bestowed with 25th,26th, and 62nd position in the list.
⬆️ Chris Woakes enters top five— ICC (@ICC) September 17, 2020
⬆️ Jofra Archer enters top 10
Major gains for England bowlers in the @MRFWorldwide ICC ODI Player Rankings for Bowling after the #ENGvAUS ODI series 👏
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Moreover, England’s Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, who are currently ranked 11th and 14th, respectively, in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings stood 9th as per the previous year’s ranking. There are speculations that the cricketers might be able to regain their initial international ODI rankings through their upcoming match against Ireland.
Chris Woakes (England), has been ranked second in the list of ODI allrounders, followed by Imad Wasim, Ben Stokes, and Colin de Grandhomme. Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi secured the No.1 position in the allrounders’ rankings this year.
Eminent Indian cricketers Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya secured the 8th and 12th position in the Men’s ODI All- Rounder Rankings.
The ODI series match between England and Ireland will also mark the beginning of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, a preliminary stage through which the countries will be able to qualify for the World Cup 2023 that is expected to be held in India.