ICC ODI Rankings – Quinton de Kock Attains Fourth Position
South Africa’s wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has attained the fourth position in the ICC ODI Rankings after having a sublime series against Sri Lanka. The southpaw batsman had scored 353 runs in the series against Lasith Malinga-led side with the help of three fifties and one hundred. Thus, the left-hander has vaulted by four positions to claim the fourth position. de Kock was awarded the Man of the series for stellar performance.
Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis who was the second highest run-getter of the series with 272 runs has moved to the fifth position in the rankings table. On the other hand, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma retain their first and second position respectively after scoring 310 and 202 runs against Australia.
Usman Khawaja takes giant strides.
Meanwhile, Chris Gayle who was at his best in the series against England has jumped by 41 places to bag the 35th position. The combative southpaw had amassed 424 runs in the series.
Martin Guptill who had scored 264 runs against Bangladesh has moved from 19th place to the ninth place in the rankings ladder. Afghanistan skipper Ashghar Afghan has moved up by 16 places to perch at 87th rank.
On the other hand, Usman Khawaja who had scored 383 runs against India has taken giant strides in the rankings. The left-hander has ascended by 83 places to attain the career-best ranking of 25th place.
Other batsmen to move up include Jos Buttler (up five places to 13th) and captain Eoin Morgan (up three places to 17th) , Shimron Hetmyer (up 16 places to 23rd), India’s Kedar Jadhav (up 11 places to a career-best 24th), Marcus Stoinis (up 15 places to 29th) and South Africa’s Aiden Markram (up 12 places to 89th).
Meanwhile, New Zealand pack leader Trent Boult has moved up by one place to take the second position after taking six wickets against Bangladesh. Furthermore, Imran Tahir has taken a leap of seven positions to get to the fourth rank after taking nine wickets against Sri Lanka.
Moreover, other bowlers to advance include Pat Cummins (up 13 places to seventh), Lockie Ferguson (up 12 places to 22nd), Mark Wood (up eight places to 24th), Lungi Ngidi (up 21 places to 26th), Jason Holder (up 10 places to 30th) and Andy McBrine of Ireland (up 10 places to 42nd).
South Africa has gained one point whereas Sri Lanka has lost two points in the rankings. India lost two points after losing the series against Australia. New Zealand has taken the third position while Australia has taken the 5th place.
Here are the rankings:
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