Australia batsmen move up in ICC ODI rankings after India series


Dubai: Australia batsmen have strengthened their positions in the updated ICC ODI Batsmen rankings after good performances in the recently concluded ODI series in India.

Aggressive opener David Warner has moved up to the 6th position from seventh while skipper Aaron Finch has entered in the top 10 of batsman rankings finishing at the 10th spot.

World number one ICC Test batsman Steve Smith who scored the highest runs in the series including a knock of 131 in the final ODI, has been rewarded with a four-place jump to 23rd position while wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey has jumped to 31st position.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma have regained their positions of 1st and 2nd respectively whereas Shikar Dhawan has jumped to 15th from 22nd.  Lokesh Rahul, who opened in the final ODI has gained 21 slots to reach the 50th position. Jasprit Bumrah also retained 1st spot in the bowler rankings.

It must be noted that Pakistan’s Babar Azam is at 3rd position in the batsman rankings and Mohammad Amir is on 7th in the bowler rankings.