Virat Kohli reaches new heights in ICC ODI Rankings

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, on the back of a tremendous run in the recently concluded ODI series against South Africa, has gained massively in the ICC ODI Rankings. Prior to the series, he was leading the chart with 876 rating points and with a tally of 558 runs in 6 ODIs, the 29-year-old has now reached the career-best rating of 909.

Kohli scored 3 centuries and a half-century in the series and team India pulled off a historic win by a margin of 5-1 which was the first ever bilateral ODI series win in the Rainbow Nation. He has now become the only current batsman to have a rating of more than 900 in both Tests and ODIs. In Test Rankings, he has a rating of 912 points and is ranked No.2 behind Australia’s Steve Smith.

Virat Kohli has become only the second batsman in the history after South Africa’s AB de Villiers to have a rating of 900 or more in both formats simultaneously. He is currently 65 points clear of AB, who is ranked No.2 in ODI Rankings. Shikhar Dhawan, after scoring 323 runs, has broken into the top 10 to occupy the 10th spot while his opening partner Rohit Sharma has slipped 2 places to No.6.

Team India has cemented its place at the top of the ODI Rankings and has displaced South Africa. The Men in Blue now have a rating of 123, 6 points clear of the Proteas. India are already the top-ranked Test side in the world and it only gets better on the successful tour.

Amongst the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah has reached the pole position where he is sharing the slot with Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan. India’s 2 wrist spinners claimed 33 wickets in the ODI series, where 17 went in favor of Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal bagged 13. Chahal has jumped to the 8th rank while Kuldeep has reached the 15th spot.

ICC ODI Teams’ Rankings

Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1 India 62 7595 123
2 South Africa 59 6912 117
3 England 59 6871 116
4 New Zealand 57 6550 115
5 Australia 57 6376 112
6 Pakistan 51 4877 96
7 Bangladesh 39 3518 90
8 Sri Lanka 72 6063 84
9 West Indies 43 3260 76
10 Afghanistan 38 2102 55


ICC ODI Batsmen’s Rankings

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Virat Kohli India 909
2 AB de Villiers South Africa 844
3 David Warner Australia 823
4 Babar Azam Pakistan 813
5 Joe Root England 808
6 Rohit Sharma India 799
7 Quinton de Kock South Africa 783
8 Faf du Plessis South Africa 782
9 Kane Williamson New Zealand 777
10 Shikhar Dhawan India 769


ICC ODI Bowlers’ Rankings

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Jasprit Bumrah India 787
1 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 787
3 Trent Boult New Zealand 729
4 Josh Hazlewood Australia 714
5 Hasan Ali Pakistan 711
6 Imran Tahir South Africa 683
7 Kagiso Rabada South Africa 679
8 Yuzvendra Chahal India 667
9 Mitchell Santner New Zealand 662
10 Mitchell Starc Australia 658


ICC ODI All-Rounders’ Rankings

Rank Player Team Rating
1 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 360
2 Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan 339
3 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 332
4 Rashid Khan Afghanistan 311
5 Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka 306
6 Chris Woakes England 302
7 Jason Holder Windies 282
8 Ben Stokes England 278
9 Mitchell Marsh Australia 274
10 Moeen Ali England 268


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