Rohit Sharma plundered 131 runs against Afghanistan and then followed it up with a magnificent 86 from 63 balls against arch-rival Pakistan to be one of the showpiece’s in-form batters.
India skipper Rohit Sharma advanced five places to sixth in the ICC ODI batters’ rating on Wednesday, owing to his dominant performance in the ongoing World Cup at home. Rohit scored 131 runs against Afghanistan and followed it up with an immaculate 86 from 63 balls against arch-rival Pakistan to be one of the showpiece’s in-form batters. Quinton de Kock of South Africa jumped three places to third following back-to-back World Cup tonnes (100 against Sri Lanka and 109 against Australia), passing teammate Rassie van der Dussen in fourth.
De Kock blew an opportunity to move even closer to the top spot when he was dismissed for 20 against the Netherlands.
Afghanistan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz (up 19 ranks to 18th) and Netherlands skipper Scott Edwards (up 16 spots to 27th) have both risen in the batting rankings after hitting masterclasses that encouraged their respective sides to triumphs.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has increased his rating point total to 836, increasing his lead in the ODI batting rankings by 18 points.
Shubman Gill of India remained second after battling illness to score 12 runs against Pakistan in his World Cup debut.
Trent Boult, a veteran New Zealand pacer, is closing in on the top spot in the ODI bowling rankings after a devastating performance against Bangladesh. He concluded with 2/45 against Bangladesh, with his 200th ODI wicket of Towhid Hridoy.
After moving up one spot in the last update, Boult is only one rating point behind current leader Australia’s Josh Hazlewood (660 rating points).
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan advanced two places to fourth place in the bowling rankings, while South African spinner Keshav Maharaj advanced seven places to tie for fifth with Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Among the quicks, India’s Jasprit Bumrah (up seven places) and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada (up one spot) have tied for 14th, while Lungi Ngidi has advanced six places to 16th.
With 343 rating points, Bangladesh veteran Shakib Al Hasan retained his No. 1 status in the ODI all-rounder rankings.