Bright Times News: Shikhar Dhawan, India’s stand-in captain for the ODI series against the West Indies, climbed to joint 13th in the latest ICC ODI rankings on Wednesday. Ongoing limited overs series. Dhawan’s innings helped India win the first game by three runs.
After hitting back-to-back half-centuries in the first two ODIs against the West Indies, India’s Shreyas Iyer has moved up to joint 54th place among batsmen. Iyer scored 54 and 63 runs against the West Indies in the first and second One-Day Internationals, respectively.
Mohammad Siraj, a fast bowler, has broken into the top 100 and is currently ranked 97th. In the first ODI against the West Indies, Siraj took 2/57. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have both dropped a spot to fifth and sixth place, respectively, after being rested for the series against the West Indies.
West Indies opener Shai Hope has risen three places to 12th after scoring 115 runs in the second match, which was lost, while pacer Alzarri Joseph has risen two places after taking two wickets in both matches against India. Reached sixteenth place
Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock of South Africa has moved up to fourth place after scoring an unbeaten 92 in the rain-affected third match against England, which ended the series 1-1. David Willey, an England fast bowler, has risen to 23rd in the bowlers’ rankings.
Meanwhile, Pakistan opener Abdullah Shafique was ranked 23 in the ICC Test Rankings after being named man of the match for his 160-run knock in the second innings against Sri Lanka and scoring 720 runs in his first six Tests. Pakistan has a rating point total of 671. Saeed Ahmed, Pakistan’s previous best after six Tests, had 614 rating points. Only Sunil Gavaskar (692) and Donald Bradman (687) have more points in six Tests.
Babar Azam’s 119 and 55 against Sri Lanka propelled Pakistan captain Babar Azam to a career-high third place with 874 points, passing Australia’s Steve Smith. Babar is currently the top ODI and T20I batsman, and the only batsman in the top ten in all three lists.