International Cricket Council unveiled the latest ODI Players Rankings
DUBAI - New Zealand veteran Ross Taylor has been rewarded for having a brilliant ODI series against India which his team won by 3-0. He has now climbed to the fourth position in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen leaving behind Faf du Plessis.
Taylor was at the forefront of the wins in the first couple of matches scoring 109* and 73* while finishing with 194 runs to his name.
Meanwhile, India skipper *Virat Kohli* link endured one of his worst series for quite some time. Kohli, batting at three, couldn’t impose his authority in any of the matches and could only muster 75 runs in three outings.
However, he has retained his top position with 869 rating points while his deputy Rohit Sharma has lost a few points for not being part of the three-match rubber.
While Rohit has 855 points, Pakistan’s T20I captain (& soon to be ODI captain) Babar Azam is at the third place with 829 points. Ross Taylor is only a solitary point behind Babar at the fourth position. Quinton de Kock climbs to the seventh position
South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock has also gained significant rating points for his exceptional ODI series with the bat against England. He amassed 187 runs in three matches scoring a century and a half-century opening the innings. In the process, the southpaw has trumped *Kane Williamson* link and Joe Root in the rankings and has 782 points to his name, reported CricTracker.
The Kiwi skipper Williamson’s ratings were affected as he missed two out of three ODIs New Zealand played in the series. Even in the final game which he batted, the 29-year-old could only score 22 runs off 31 balls.
Joe Root wasn’t at his best against the Proteas mustering only 66 runs in a couple of outings which was the reason in sliding to the ninth place.
The Australia openers, David Warner and Aaron Finch are at the sixth and tenth position respectively and they will have a chance to better their rankings on South Africa tour next month. De Kock will also be keen to continue his good run with the bat and climb even more in the rankings.