In the latest ICC ODI Batting Rankings announced on Wednesday, Indian cricket stars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have shown significant improvement. Following their outstanding performances in the ODI World Cup 2023, both players have ascended to the third and fourth positions, respectively. Meanwhile, India’s opener Shubman Gill maintains his dominance at the top spot, securing his position as the highest-ranked ODI batsman.
ICC ODI Batting Rankings
Top Performances Propel Kohli and Rohit
ICC ODI Batting Rankings, Virat Kohli, widely regarded as one of the best contemporary batsmen, achieved a remarkable feat by securing the third position with 791 rating points. His stellar performance in the ODI World Cup, where he amassed 765 runs in 11 games, featuring six fifties and three hundreds at an outstanding average of 95.62, played a pivotal role in his ascent. Kohli’s exceptional display earned him the Player of the Tournament title, and he also became the first batsman to hit 50 ODI hundreds during the competition.
Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian team, secured the fourth position with 769 rating points. Finishing the ODI World Cup as the second-highest run-scorer with 597 runs in 11 matches, Rohit showcased his consistency and ability to score big runs. His innings included one century and five half-centuries, contributing significantly to India’s campaign in the tournament.
Three Indian Batsmen in Top Four
ICC ODI Batting Rankings, In a notable development, three Indian batsmen find themselves in the top four positions of the ICC ODI Batting Rankings. Shubman Gill, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma occupy the first, second, third, and fourth positions, respectively. This achievement underscores the dominance and prowess of the Indian batting lineup in the international cricketing arena.
Overview of ICC ODI Batting Rankings Top 5
- Shubman Gill – 826 rating points
- Babar Azam – 824 rating points
- Virat Kohli – 791 rating points
- Rohit Sharma – 769 rating points
- Quinton de Kock – 760 rating points
Bowling Rankings and India’s Performance in ODI World Cup
ICC ODI Batting Rankings, While the focus remains on the batting prowess of Indian players, the ODI bowling rankings witness South African spinner Keshav Maharaj leading with 741 points. Australian seamer Josh Hazelwood secured the second position with 703 points, displacing India’s Mohammed Siraj to the third position with 699 points.
Despite a stellar performance and winning 10 consecutive games in the ODI World Cup 2023, India faced disappointment in the final against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, losing by six wickets.