Kuldeep Yadav jumps to sixth spot in ODI rankings

Dubai: Indian spin bowler Kuldeep Yadav has jumped eight places to attain career-high sixth spot according to the recently released International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings.

The 23-year-old displayed some impressive bowling performance in the recently concluded five-match one-day series England where he took nine wickets including 6 for 25 in the first match at Trent Bridge.

Yadav is the second Indian bowler to feature in the top-10 after number-one ranked Jasprit Bumrah and the fifth spinner to find a place in the 10 highest-ranked bowlers.

In the ODI batting rankings, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has strengthened his position at the top of the table as he has earned just two points lifting him to a career-high 911 points which is sixth best in the list of all-time points and the highest since Australia’s Dean Jones tally of 918 points in March 1991.

England batsman Joe Root’s back-to-back centuries have helped him vault into second place on the points table.
In the three-match ODI series, which England clinched by a 2-1 margin with a win at Headingley on Wednesday, Root has leapfrogged Babar Azam (Pakistan), Rohit Sharma (India), David Warner (Australia) and Ross Taylor (New Zealand) to a career-high second position. Earning 34 points, he is now 93 points behind Kohli.

Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan are the other English batsmen to improve their rankings in the latest table. Roy has moved up one place to 19th, while Morgan is now in the 22nd spot after rising two places.

There is no change in the top five all-rounders, with Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan leading the field.

Meanwhile, in ICC ODI Team Rankings, number-one ranked England has moved to 127 points after gaining one point, while India have dropped one point to finish on 121 points. (ANI)