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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma maintain top two spots in ICC ODI rankings

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Printed: July 28, 2020 8:19:19 pm

With 871 ranking factors, Virat Kohli is on the prime adopted by Rohit Sharma (855) and Babar Azam (829). (Supply: File)

India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma proceed to occupy the highest two batting spots within the ICC ODI rankings whereas pacer Jasprit Bumrah stayed put in second place amongst bowlers within the newest record issued on Tuesday.

With 871 ranking factors, Kohli is on the prime adopted by Rohit (855) and Pakistan’s Babar Azam (829).

Within the bowlers record, Bumrah (719) is behind New Zealand pacer Trent Boult (722), whereas Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman (701) occupies the third spot.

Ravindra Jadeja is the lone Indian to function within the prime 10 all-rounders rankings on the eight spot. Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi is main pack on this class, intently adopted by England all-rounder Ben Stokes.

In the meantime, England’s Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow can be in focus from the rankings perspective because the reigning World Cup champions kick off the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League with their three-match house sequence in opposition to Eire on Thursday.

Opener Roy and wicketkeeper-batsman Bairstow, who’re at present ranked 11th and 14th, respectively, within the ICC ODI participant rankings for batsman, might work their means again into the highest 10, having each loved private greatest rankings of ninth place prior to now. Roy was in ninth place in July final yr and Bairstow in October 2018.

World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, who’s the third best-ranked batsman from his facet in 23rd place, can be main in opposition to a facet for whom he scored 99 on ODI debut in opposition to Scotland 14 years in the past.

With not one of the England gamers that includes of their Take a look at sequence in opposition to the West Indies named for the ODIs, England can be lacking their premier quick bowlers and can be led by spin twins Adil Rashid (29th) and vice-captain Moeen Ali (44th).

For Eire, skipper Andy Balbirnie, who took over from long-time skipper William Porterfield final November and has solely led in a three-ODI sequence within the Caribbean in January, is ranked 46th amongst batsmen.

Paul Stirling stays their top-ranked batsman in 27th place, having held a career-high place of seventh in 2013.

Off-spinner Andy McBrine (31st) and paceman Boyd Rankin (joint-40th) are their main bowlers based on the rankings.

The England-Eire sequence marks the beginning of the much-awaited Tremendous League that may see 13 groups vie for direct qualifying locations within the subsequent ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023.

India and 7 different groups will make it immediately from the league with the remaining groups getting a second probability by way of a qualifier.

Groups can be awarded 10 factors for a win, 5 for a tie, no-result or deserted match and none for a loss.

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