Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul remained static at ninth and 10th spots respectively in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings released on Wednesday despite making gains.
Iyer has moved up to joint 20th position after scoring 24 in the first ODI against Bangladesh and 49 in the last ODI against New Zealand.
Whereas, Rahul has jumped four places to reach 35th position after scoring 73 runs in Mirpur.
Rohit and Kohli were the only two Indian batsmen in the top 10. Among the bowlers, the Indian pace duo of Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur also made gains after their good show in the opening ODI against Bangladesh.
While Siraj shared the 26th position with Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, Thakur has jumped nine places to reach the 42nd spot.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has jumped seven places to ninth in the bowlers’ list after his five-wicket haul against India. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has gained four places to be sixth in the rankings for ODI bowlers after his figures of four for 37 in the last match of their Super League series against Sri Lanka.
Among others, Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has overtaken England’s Joe Root to take the top spot in the Test player rankings and became only the eighth player to score a double century and a century in the same Test.
Labuschagne, who was just two points behind Root before the two ICC World With the Test Championship (WTC) Tests completed over the past week, there is now a healthy lead at the top as Root has slipped to fourth behind Steve Smith and Babar Azam.
Labuschagne’s scores of 204 and 104 in the first Test against West Indies in Perth earned him 50 rating points and he is now 42 rating points ahead of compatriot Smith.
Labuschagne has regained the No. 1 spot after Root overtook him in mid-June with back-to-back centuries against New Zealand.
Smith has earned himself two slots after contributing to the win with scores of 200 and 20 not out, and along with Labuschagne recorded the fifth instance of two Australians scoring double hundreds in the same Test. Smith’s 893 rating points is his highest since January 2021.
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon has moved up a rung to 15th among bowlers after taking eight wickets to help them complete a 164-run win and consolidate their team’s top position in the WTC points table.
For the West Indies, skipper Kraigg Brathwaite is back in the top 20 after scores of 64 and 110 in the Perth Test, while Kyle Mayer has moved up to 41st in the bowlers’ rankings.
England’s stunning 74-run victory in the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi reflected the rankings of their batsmen as well as the seam bowling duo of James Anderson and Ollie Robinson, who took five wickets each in the match.
Centurions Zak Crawley (up two places to No. 46), Harry Brook (up 90 places to No. 70), Ben Duckett (re-entering at No. 127), and Ollie Pope (up two rating points) all received weekly updates. . Anderson (up two places to third) and Robinson (up seven places to a career-best eighth).
Pakistan openers Abdullah Shafiq (up five places to 15th) and Imam-ul-Haq (up 12 places to 38th) have achieved career-best rankings after scoring centuries in the first innings and sharing a 225-run partnership.
Naseem Shah has jumped five places to 54th position after taking five wickets in the match, while another fast bowler Zahid Mahmood’s six wickets has helped him reach 109th position in the rankings.