The Indian cricket team continues to dominate the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings. Although the team is currently in the No. 2 spot for ODI nations, captain Virat Kohli retains the No. 1 position for ODI batsman, while Jasprit Bumrah holds on to his spot at the top of the bowlers ranking. Kohli has 884 points, while Bumrah has 797 points in their respective rankings.
In terms of the world’s top ODI batsmen, India’s ODI captain in the recently concluded ACC Asia Cup, Rohit Sharma, is in second place with 842 points, only 42 points less than Kohli. Indian opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan, is currently in fifth place, after a series of solid performances during this tournament, with a score of 802 points.
The ODI bowling rankings see Afghanistan spinner, Rashid Khan in at No. 2 with 788 points. Yet, No. 3 at the moment is another up and coming Indian spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, who has managed to achieve this position with 700 points.
The ranking for best ODI team in the world is very precariously poised, with England at the top, yet needing to dominate Sri Lanka in their tour of the island nation to retain their place at the head of all ODI nations. India too needs to win its upcoming ODI series against the touring West Indies, a five-match series which begins on October 21, to stay at No. 2. If England does not win the series against Sri Lanka and India beats the West Indies, then India will move into the top spot. However, if both countries put up masterful performances against their respective opponents, then England will edge out India to hold on to the No. 1 position with 128 points.