02 October, Dubai
In-form Indian opener Rohit Sharma broke back into the top-five at fifth, while skipper Virat Kohli held on to the numero uno position in the latest ICC ODI rankings, issued today.
Rohit moved up four places to reach fifth position after finishing as the leading scorer in the home series against Australia which India won 4-1 yesterday.
Rohit’s opening partner Ajinkya Rahane has moved up four places to reach 24th while Australia’s opening pair of Aaron Finch and David Warner also moved up.
In the rankings for bowlers, South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has regained the top spot after Australia pace bowler Josh Hazlewood missed the India series due to a side strain.
Tahir is now just four points ahead of Hazlewood at 718 points.
In other categories, India’s left-arm spinner Axar Patel has reached a career-best seventh after moving up three places while wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (up 24 places to 75th) and Kuldeep Yadav (up nine places to 80th) have also moved northwards.
In the list of all-rounders led by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan, England’s Ben Stokes has moved into the top five at fifth.