Virat Kohli has been a staple in the ODI format.© AFP
England opener Johnny Bairstow has climbed the ladder to be in the top ten in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings, while India captain Virat Kohli Continues to the top. Bairstow returned to the top 10 in 112 balls to top the final match with 196 runs in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia. The previous best for the 30-year-old Yorkshire player, who was ninth in October 2018, is now within 23 points of his career-best 777 points.
Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey, who stood for 212 runs for the fifth wicket to give Australia a thrilling three-wicket win and take the series 2–1, placed next to each other in the India pair-led ranking table In captain Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma.
Maxwell has moved up five places to take a joint 26th position with Paul Sterling of Ireland after scoring 186 in the series, while Carey moves him to a career-best 28th after finishing 152 after scoring 152. .
England all-rounder Chris Woakes leads the bowlers’ rankings, having moved up three places to a career-best fourth position with six wickets in the series.
Even after scoring 89 runs in the series, the Volks remain second on the all-rounders’ list. His compatriot Ben Stokes is among those who surpassed Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi by 20 points.
Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has returned to the top 10 for the first time in nearly two years, his player showing a four-wicket tally of 3/34 match performance in the first match. He has dropped from 15th to eighth place.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer has gained 18 slots to reach a career-best 10th position with seven wickets in the series, including a 3/34 match effort in the second match.
Australia Leg-spinner Adam Zampa’s top-10 wicket of the series has lifted him to 21st position.
Five-time world champion Australia collected 20 points from their first series of the Super League, adding to the context of the bilateral ODI series. The top seven teams from the Super League and host India book direct spots for the 2023 World Cup.
England lead the points table with 30 points, but are the only team to have played two series, winning 2–1 at home against Ireland in the Championship.
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