Virat Kohli retains top position among batsmen in latest ICC rankings, Rohit Sharma bridges the gap after dominance in ICC World Cup. India skipper Virat Kohli remains atop the ICC rankings for batsmen after scoring five half-centuries in the ICC World Cup 2019 but opener Rohit Sharma has bridged the gap between the two with his recent run of form.
Rohit Sharma bridged the gap at No. 2 following his record five World Cup tons. Pakistan’s Babar Azam has gone up to the third place. Australia opener David Warner has re-entered the top 10 at number six.
Kohli’s 442 runs at an average of 63.14 have seen him gain one point and reach 891 points while Rohit has bridged the gap from 51 points to only six after becoming the first batsman to score five centuries in the World Cup. His 885 points going into the semi-finals are a career-high.
There have been many other notable movements too, with Pakistan’s Babar Azam going up to third place, just behind his career-high second place achieved in June 2018, and Australia opener David Warner re-entering at number six after a highly successful group stage that saw him aggregate 638 runs, just nine less than leading scorer Rohit.
The England pair of Jofra Archer (up 103 places to 42) and Mark Wood (up 10 places to 19), as well as rising Pakistan star Shaheen Afridi (up 34 places to 23rd) are among the others to gain in the latest rankings update.
New Zealand’s Trent Boult remains in second place after a memorable league phase that included a hat-trick against Australia, the first ever in ODI cricket at Lord’s.