In the absence of top-ranker Virat Kohli Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who captained the Indian team in the Asia Cup, has been moved up a place and reached to the second place in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings, which means that Indian players are in top two positions in the ICC rankings 2018. This is the second time that Rohit has reached second place in the rankings. He also reached this place in July this year. In the Asia Cup, Rohit was the second highest scorer of the tournament and scored 317 runs. In Asia Cup Final, India defeated Bangladesh by three wickets and wins the Asia Cup title for the seventh time.
Kuldeep Yadav ODI Ranking
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav is also among the Indian players who have improved the rankings. He has climbed three places in the ranking of the bowlers and now sitting at the third position in Bowler rankings. In the tournament, he has been on top with Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman and Afghanistan’s leg-spinner Rashid Khan taking wickets. The three bowlers took 10-10 wickets. Rashid has now become the top player in the all-rounder’s Ranking, replacing former Bangladesh Skipper Shakib Al Hasan. He has improved six places in his ranking. Rashid is the first and the only 32nd players in the country to top the all-rounders’ rankings.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim reached his career-best 16th position, while Lt. Das took 116 places in the Asia Cup final with 107 runs. Mustafizur has reached the 12th position with leading the four places in the bowler rankings.
Sri Lankan Batsman Upul Tharanga reached number two with the improvement of two places. Hong Kong captain Anshuman Rath, who played the knock of 73 runs against India, has reached 55th place with 532 rating points. This is the highest point for any batsman in Hong Kong. Rath’s salute partner Nijakat Khan also achieved career-best 78th rank in Batsman’s List.
There is no change in the ICC ODI team ranking, in which England is still at the top Position. Subsequently, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and West Indies are in place. India has gained one point from Asia Cup 2018 and Afghanistan gained five points. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been lost three-three points each.