AB de Villiers, the most reliable batsmen of the South African cricket team has now replaced Virat Kohli as the top One-Day International batsman, regaining the No.1 ranking as Kohli was rested from India’s three-match series against Bangladesh. Kohli being rested helped De Villiers to get his spot back.
Kohli previously was ahead of de Villiers by nine ratings points, but he dropped 13 points after he was left out of the Bangladesh series and is now second in the International Cricket Council’s rankings released on Friday 20th of June.
On other hand De Villiers also leads the batting charts in the Test cricket in which Kohli is ranked 10th.
Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, who were also rested from the Bangladesh series, have also loosen their ground in the rankings. Dhawan slipped two places and is now ranked 10th, while Rohit lost his place in the top 20 and has fallen to 23rd.
Suresh Raina, who captained the India for the tour, due to his runs in the series has moved him up two places to the 27th position.
For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan moved up the charts on the bowlers and allrounders lists. Shakib’s six wickets in the series made him return to the top 20 amongst ODI bowlers, jumping five places to be 16th in the list. Shakib also moved to second on the allrounders’ table, removing Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lankan from that spot, in a list headed by Mohammad Hafeez.
Both Stuart Binny and Taskin Ahmed were also rewarded for their good showing with the ball and moved up in the table. Taskin took 5 for 28 in the second ODI, the best figures by any Bangladesh bowler on debut, and took 182nd position. Binny’s India-record of 6 for 4 in the same match saw him jumping 23 spots to be 206th on the list.
In the team rankings there was no change, both India and Bangladesh maintained their pre-series ranks. India ranking three with 112 points, separated from the second-ranked Sri Lanka by only a few decimal points. Bangladesh, with 72 points, remain in the ninth spot. Results of the series may change the ranking.