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Rohit back in top-5, Kohli stays no.1 in ICC ODI player rankings

Axar Patel reached a career-best seventh position after moving up three places

IANS  |  Dubai 

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 5th ODI cricket match against Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur (Photo: PTI)
Indian batsman Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 5th ODI cricket match against Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur (Photo: PTI)

opener took fifth spot while spinner clinched his career-best seventh rank on Monday as the two climbed in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) player rankings, after the recently concluded series victory against

Sharma, who was awarded the man of the match in the fifth and final match against on Sunday for his power-packed century knock climbed four places in the ODI batsman ranking to take the fifth spot.

Gujarat spinner Patel who picked up a three-wicket haul in the final match against jumped three spots to take the seventh spot in the ODI bowler ranking.

"Sharma's 296 runs in the series, which included a fine 125 in the last match in Nagpur, contributed significantly to India's convincing victory over the World champions that helped the home side grab the No.1 position in the MRF Tyres ODI Team Rankings. Sharma is now on a career-best 790 rating points but his highest ranking has been third, which he attained in February 2016," the said in a statement.

"In other movements, India's left-arm spinner has reached a career-best seventh position after moving up three places," the statement added.

middle-order batsman was amongst the major movers, who jumped eight places to attain his career best 36th rank.

Player of the series against Australia, also climbed 26 places to take the 71st spot in the ODI Batsman ranking.

Overall, the top spot in the ODI batting remained unchanged with skipper leading the chart. In bowling, South Africa spinner Imran Tahir overtook Australia's Josh Hazelwood to take the top spot.

The all-rounder rankings led by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan saw England's Ben Stokes moving one place to take the fifth spot.

First Published: Mon, October 02 2017. 17:03 IST
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