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ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit dominate top slots

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and his deputy remained number one and two, despite India's home series defeat to Australia, in the latest ICC Men's Rankings, according to an ICC statement.

Kohli and Rohit scored 310 and 202 runs, respectively, in the just-concluded series against the Aussies, which lost 3-2 after taking a 2-0 lead.

moved up 11 places to a career-best 24th after his good display with the bat against Jadhav helped win the first ODI by scoring an unbeaten 81 in and followed it up with scores of 44 in both fourth and fifth ODIs in and

Meanwhile, South African opener grabbed fourth position among batsmen after playing a huge part in his team's 5-0 victory over in a home series that ended in on Saturday.

The 26-year-old southpaw wicketkeeper-batsman's 353 runs in the series, which included one century and three half-centuries, helped him win the of the series award and gain four slots in the latest rankings. His team also moved up to fifth position after scoring 272 runs.

The latest rankings, updated on Sunday, also include performances from series that saw defeat 2-0 and the two drawn series between the and England, and and

Four others, named the of the series, also made huge gains. West Indies' opener Chris Gayle's effort of 424 runs, including two centuries, lifted him 35 places to 41st position, batsman Martin Guptill's 264 runs took him from 19th to ninth, moved up 16 places to 87th, while Usman Khawaja's 383 runs lifted him 83 places to a career-best 25th place.

Other batsmen to move up include, (up five places to 13th) and (up three places to 17th) of England, Shimron Hetmyer of the (up 16 places to 23rd), India's Jadhav, Australia's (up 15 places to 29th) and South Africa's Aiden Markram (up 12 places to 89th).

In the list for bowlers, two formerly top-ranked players made significant gains. New Zealand's fast bowler moved up one place to second after finishing with six wickets against Bangladesh, while leg-spinner gained seven slots to reach fourth place after taking nine wickets against

Other bowlers to advance include, Australia's (up 13 places to seventh), New Zealand's Lachlan Ferguson (up 12 places to 22nd), England's (up eight places to 24th), South Africa's Lungi Ngidi (up 21 places to 26th), captain (up 10 places to 30th) and of (up 10 places to 42nd).

Meanwhile, gained one point, while lost two points in the Men's ODI team rankings. There have been no significant changes during the five series except for narrowly edging past to third position and going past to fifth position.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 17:22 IST
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