ICC ODI Ranking: Virat Kohli is second in batting standings.© AFP
South African batters Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen have made huge gains in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after helping their team achieve a memorable 3-0 series win over India. De Kock is in the top five for the first time since the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after a total of 229 runs, including a match-winning 124 in the final in Cape Town. The wicketkeeper batter has moved up four spots after his Player of the Series effort.
Van der Dussen, who scored 218 runs, has moved up 10 places to reach a 10th position in his career. Captain Temba Bavuma has also made huge strides, reaching a career best 59th position from 80th for the latest weekly update which also includes the Afghanistan-Netherlands series and the final game of the Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe series.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan, India’s top scorer against South Africa with 169 runs, has moved up one place to 15th in the list led by Pakistani captain Babar Azam with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in second and joint third place respectively. Rishabh Pant is up five places to 82nd.
Afghan batter Rahmat Shah’s 153 runs total against the Netherlands has moved him seven places to joint-36th, while Hashmatullah Shahidi has moved up nine places to 53rd. For the Netherlands, we see Scott Edwards’ series topping of 208 runs take him 97 places to 100th. Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka is another making progress, from 52nd to a career-best 46th position.
South Africa’s bowlers also made significant gains in Wednesday’s update. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is back in the top 20 after five wickets in the series and spinner Keshav Maharaj is in career best 33rd position. Andile Phehluwayo is up seven places to 52nd after taking six wickets in the series.
In the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, England batter Jason Roy with 45 runs in the second game against the West Indies helped him move up one place to 15th place, while West Indian Brandon King has moved up 28 places to 88th thanks to his unbeaten 52 in the first game.
Jason Holder ranks 26th in the bowler’s career after his four-for-seven run that earned him the Player of the Match award in the first game. His teammate Akeal Hosein bowled economically to win 40 places and finish 33rd after the first two games.
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