Published:14 December 2020
After scoring 2 half-centuries in the recently concluded three-match series against Australia, India captain Virat Kohli cemented his place at the top of the ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings for batsmen.
Virat Kohli, who scored 89 and 63 in the 2nd and 3rd ODI against Australia in Sydney and Canberra respectively, has 870 points in hands.
Rohit Sharma (842) remains in second place despite missing the ODI series due to a hamstring injury, 5 points ahead of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who is No.3 in the rankings.
Hardik Pandya, India allrounder struck 90 in the 1st match and 92 not out in the third, playing his 1st ODI match since the ICC World Cup 2019, to make his 1st appearance in the top 50 batsmen in 49th spot with his career-best of 553 points.
Captain Aaron Finch's 114 innings, followed by 60 and 75 in the 1st ODI match from the Australian camp, supported him to a career-best tally of 791 points and 5th spot, just behind his best of 4th which achieved in June last year.
For the first time since 2018, Steve Smith's twin centuries in the first two games helped him to climb back into the top 20. He is currently ranked at number 15 with 707 points.
In the series that came at a strike rate of 194.18 and featured 2 half-centuries, Glenn Maxwell's 167 runs moved him back to 20th spot. This is the first time since February 2017 that he has been in the top 20.