In the latest ICC One-Day International rankings released on Wednesday, India opener Shikhar Dhawan advanced two places to 16th after his unbeaten half-century in the first match against Sri Lanka, while Virat Kohli remained in second place.
Dhawan’s 86 not-out in the first game of the three-ODI series in Colombo earned him 712 rating points and moved him up two spots, while Kohli has 848 points. Rohit Sharma, another prominent Indian batsman sits in third place on the list with 817 points, Babar Azam of Pakistan tops the ranking with 873 points.
The three-match series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the third Ireland-South Africa match, and the first two One-Day Internationals between Sri Lanka and India were all taken into account in the rankings.
India’s Yuzvendra Chahal (up four spots to 20th), Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga (up 22 spots to 36th), South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi (up eight spots to 39th), Ireland’s Simi Singh (up six spots to 51st), and Zimbabwe’s Blessing Muzarabani (up 23 spots to 70th) were among the bowlers who improved their positions.
After finishing as the leading run-scorers for their respective sides in the three-match series won 2-1 by England, Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan and England middle-order batsman Liam Livingstone made significant advancement in the ICC T20 rankings.
After accumulating 176 runs in the series, including an undefeated 76 in the last match in Manchester, wicketkeeper-batsman Rizwan has climbed four places to a career-high seventh position. After a Player of the Series performance against Zimbabwe in April this year, the 29-year-old has broken into the top 10 for the first time in his career and has reaped the results of his ongoing hard work.
After only eight T20Is since his debut against South Africa four years ago, Livingstone has climbed 144 positions to the 27th spot. The 27-year-old scored an aggregate of 147 runs against Pakistan, including his first international century, a courageous 43-ball 103 in the first.