Latest ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli retains No.2 and Root, Sarfaraz enters top 5

Nagendra / 06 September 2016

England batsman, Joe Root has broken into top 5 in the latest ICC ODI rankings for the first time in his career after his impressive performance against Pakistan in the recent ODI series.

The English batsman have managed 274 runs in the series which helped him earn the Man of the Series award. The performance meant he had leapfrogged New Zealand’s duo of Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill, as well as India batsman Rohit Sharma as he is now in the fourth position in the rankings.

As many as four England batsmen have managed to raise their rankings as opener Alex Hales has clinched 20th place after scoring 223 runs in the series while Eoin Morgan have reached the 24th spot from 28th and another destructive opener Jason Roy rose 10 positions to reach 35th position.

Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Azhar Ali and wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Khan have also seen a rise in their rankings as Azhar moved up 15 places to 33rd and Sarfaraz has moved up 21 places to 39th position.

However, South Africa’s AB de Villiers is well ahead of rest of the batsman as he has a massive 887 rating points while Virat Kohli is at No.2 with 813 rating points. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have also managed to be in top-10.

Here are the latest ODI rankings:

ODI Batsmen


ICC Player Rankings
Rank Name Country Rating
SA 887
IND 813
SA 778
ENG 758
NZ 752
NZ 751
IND 750
IND 737
SA 735
SA 716


ODI Bowlers

ICC Player Rankings
Rank Name Country Rating
WI 759
NZ 731
AUS 711
BAN 699
SA 693
NZ 675
SA 645
SA 645
SA 628
ENG 609