King Kohli continues to lead the ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen!

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Indian team Captain Virat Kohli & Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma continues to occupy the top two batting spots in the ICC ODI rankings while the pacer Jasprit continues to enjoy second spot among the bowlers in the latest ICC rankings list issued on Tuesday.

With an outstanding 871 rating points Kohli secures the top spot in the ICC Rankings List followed by Rohit with 855 points & Pakistan’s young talent Babar Azam with 829 points. In the bowlers ranking list Bumrah with 719 wickets grabs that second spot while New Zealand’s Trent Boult is on first position with 722 points & Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman occupies third spot in the list with 701 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja is the only Indian who features in the top 10 all-rounders rankings list by securing eighth spot in the ICC rankings list. Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi is leading in the all-rounder’s list followed by England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes.

Whereas Opener batsman Jason Roy & Wicketkeeper-batsman Bairstow currently enjoys 11th & 14th rank in the ICC Rankings for batsmen however they could roar back & make their place in the top 10 list with an out worldly performance in the upcoming ICC One Day Super League. Roy has occupied ninth position in the list last year & Bairstow occupied the same position in October 2018.

England Squad which played in the Test Match against West Indies will not be seen in the upcoming ODIs as a result England will be missing their supreme fast bowlers  will be led by the spinners Adil rashid & Vice-Captain Moeen Ali.

Ireland Captain Aby Balbirnie is grabs 46th rank in the ODI ranking list for batsmen. Whereas Paul Stirling with 27th position remains their top ranked batsman. Off-spinner Andy McBrine (31st) and paceman Boyd Rankin (joint-40th) are their leading bowlers according to the rankings.

The England Ireland series will mark the start of the ICC One Day Super League which is also a Qualifier for the ICC World Cup 2023 which would take place in India.  India and seven other teams who are at top spot in ICC rankings will make it directly to the World Cup 2023 Qualified teams list with the remaining teams getting a second chance through a qualifier.