Virat Kohli become No1 ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen

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Indian batsman Virat Kohli continued to maintain his dominance as he topped the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, followed by South Africa batsman AB de Villiers in second place and Australia’s George Bailey in third.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan moved up two places to seventh on the list, in the only positive movement inside the top 10.

Dilshan was the highest run-getter in the series, with 222 runs at an average of 44.40.

Outside of the top 20, England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler made the biggest move, jumping 31 places to a career-best 33rd with 580 ratings points.

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Buttler made 172 runs in four innings to be England’s highest run-getter in the series, and also scored his first ODI hundred.

Other batsmen to move up include Ian Bell in 22nd (up by one), Angelo Mathews in 24th (up by two) and Joe Root in 41st (up by one).

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers, off-spinners James Tredwell of England and Sachitra Senanayake of Sri Lanka entered the top 20.

Tredwell jumped 18 places to a career-best 12th with 627 ratings points, while Senanayake vaulted 20 places to 13th, with 623 ratings points.

Both Tredwell and Senanayake claimed nine wickets in the just concluded series between the two.

However, Senanayake had a better average of 15.11, while Tredwell’s haul came at an average of 18.44.

The biggest mover inside the top 10 was England’s James Anderson, who moved up three places to fourth after picking up eight wickets in the series.

Anderson is on 706 ratings points, eight behind third-ranked Sunil Narine of West Indies.

Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal continues to top the bowlers’ table, with South Africa’s Dale Steyn in second place.

England paceman Chris Jordan, the highest wicket-taker in the series with 12 wickets, was the highest mover outside the top 20, rocketing 52 places to reach a best-ever 51st.

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