Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav gain in latest ICC ODI rankings
With their injured players returning to fitness, Team India is back in form. The team led by Rohit Sharma has won their last three matches against Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
They have also advanced to the final of the current Asia Cup. While the hitters have done their job, with nearly everyone contributing runs, the bowling attack has also stood up in times of need, even defending 213 runs against Sri Lanka.
The majority of the Indian players benefited from the tournament's outstanding performance. Kuldeep Yadav took nine wickets in 24 hours against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, vaulting into the top ten rankings for bowlers in style.
He is presently ranked sixth, with 656 rating points to his credit. Perhaps he has a chance to go up to second place in the coming week, as Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc all have 666 rating points.
Despite conceding 23 runs in a single over against South Africa in the third ODI, Josh Hazlewood maintains his lead with 692 points. Mohammed Siraj, the only other Indian bowler in the top ten, sits in ninth position.
Shubman Gill's solid performance against Pakistan has enabled him ascend to second spot with 759 runs, while Babar Azam remains at the top. He has, however, lost 19 rating points after losing to India in the Super Four round.
Rohit Sharma broke records the other day on his way to his third consecutive half-century, climbing into the top ten. He is now ranked ninth with 707 rating points, while Virat Kohli has risen a few spots to eighth, thanks to his stunning tonne against Pakistan.
Other batsmen who have improved their rankings include David Warner and Quinton de Kock. They are ranked seventh and fourth on the list.
The rankings are set to shift even more next week, when the Asia Cup concludes on Sunday (September 17), and the England vs. New Zealand and South Africa vs. Australia ODI series are already underway.