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ICC ODI rankings: Rohit Sharma back to 2nd spot, Virat remains No. 1

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New Delhi: Rohit Sharma, after successfully leading India to a record seventh Asia Cup title in the absence of Virat Kohli, climbed up two slots to attain his career-best second spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen.

Rohit Sharma, who scored 317 runs, second, in the Asia Cup 2018 had climbed up to the second spot for the first time earlier this year in July.

India’s regular captain Virat Kohli continues to be the top-ranked ODI batsman with 884 points while Rohit 842 rating points stood at the second spot.

Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan also climbed up four slots to attain the fifth rank after ending up as the highest run-getter in the Asia Cup in UAE with 342 runs.

Apart from Rohit and Dhawan, spinner Kuldeep Yadav gained three places to reach his career-best third place after he finished as the joint highest wicket-taker in the Asia Cup.

Kuldeep, with 10 wickets, shared the position with Bangladesh bowler Mustafizur Rahman and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan.

Hong Kong captain Anshuman Rath’s knock of 73 against India has led him to 55th position with 532 points, the highest ever points tally for a Hong Kong batsman.

Rath’s opening partner Nizakat Khan has gained 28 slots to reach a career-best 78th rank.

In the ICC ODI Team rankings, there is no change in positions. England leads the ranking table, followed by India, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

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