Kohli clinches number one ODI spot after series win against Kiwis

Indian skipper Virat Kohli today reclaimed the No.1 spot among in the latest ICC rankings for ODI batsmen at the same time as Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah rose to a career-best No.3 among the bowlers.

Kohli was brilliant with his performance in the series as he was very much comfortable smashing runs with the bat and led India to a seventh consecutive series win in the one day internationals.

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The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, who scored 263 runs in the series against New Zealand including knocks of 121 in the first ODI in Mumbai and 113 in the final game in Kanpur, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an India batsman. The previous highest points tally of 887 was managed by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 and by Kohli earlier this year.

India opener Rohit Sharma’s 174 runs in the series, which included a fine 147 in the final match, has seen him reach a career-high rating of 799 points, even though he remains in seventh position.

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South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis (up two places to 8th), former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (up one place to 11th), New Zealand batsman Tom Latham (up15 places to a career-best 23rd), Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (up three places to 37th) and Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne (up six places to 47th) are among the batsmen to move up in the rankings.