Dubai . Former India captain Virat Kohli and fast bowler Mohammad Siraj have been rewarded for their recent form in the ICC ODI Player Rankings released on Wednesday. As per the new ODI rankings, Kohli has jumped two places to fourth in the latest list of ODI batsmen, while Siraj has gained 15 places to take the third spot in the bowlers’ list.
During India’s recent ODI series sweep, Kohli scored two centuries while scoring 283 runs from three innings. With a total of 750 rating points, the right-handed batsman has moved closer to Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who is at the top with 887 rating points.
South Africa’s Rossi van der Dussen (766) and Quinton de Kock (759) are second and third respectively in the batsmen’s list.
Siraj made a quantum jump in the ODI bowling list after his nine wickets in the series. He improved on his career best score of 685 points to move closer to New Zealand’s Trent Boult (730) and Australia’s Josh Hazlewood (727).
Apart from Kohli and Siraj, teammates Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav also gained in the rankings after a series against Sri Lanka.
Gill scored a century and a half-century during the series, and his 207 runs at an average of 69 saw the opener improve his overall ranking for ODI batsmen by 10 places to 26th.
Kuldeep was rewarded for taking five wickets in just two matches against Sri Lanka, with the chinaman bowler jumping seven places to 21st in the latest bowler rankings.
Players from Pakistan and New Zealand have also improved their rankings recently after the completion of the ODI series in Karachi.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 164 runs during the series and moved up to eighth overall in the batsmen’s rankings, while teammate Devon Conway moved from the top 100 to 50th place after a century and a half-century in three matches.
Mohammad Nawaz proved better for Pakistan, with the left-arm spinner improving 12 places to 28th in the bowlers’ list after taking six wickets during the series.
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