ICC Rankings: The latest edition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Rankings has been released. Frontline Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah slipped to the second spot in the Bowler’s rankings as Kiwi stalwart Trent Boult snatched the top spot.
Despite India’s winning effort against England in the recently concluded series, Bumrah’s downfall was due to his injury following which he missed the final ODI. New Zealand pacer Matt Henry climbed a spot to the seventh position whereas tall Caribbean pacer Alzarri Joseph moved up three places to the 18th position.
Surprisingly, Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamicchane and Scotland seamer Safyaan Sharif gained big as they climbed four and six places to the 23rd and 33rd positions respectively.
The batting rankings saw a significant difference as centurion Rassie van der Dussen achieved his career-best ranking of 3rd position after a sizzling knock against England. Dussen is also placed in the top five of the T-20 batting rankings.
Pandya and Pant gain in ICC Rankings (ODI):
Indian batsmen also surged in the rankings after a stunning show in the ODI series against England. Rishabh Pant stepped up 25 places to the 52nd position after a match-winning century in the final ODI whereas Hardik Pandya was charged to the 42nd position after he supported Pant to win the series.
For England, Jason Roy had a slight upper ride as he moved up a spot to the 16th position. Pacer David Willey has moved up by two spots to the 35th position amongst the bowlers.
Other players who gained highs in the ODI rankings were Tamim Iqbal (up by two to the 17th position), Liton Das (up by two to the 30th), Nicholas Pooran (up four places to the 35th) and Scotland’s Callum Macleod (up three places to the 48th).
ICC T20 rankings didn’t see much change as all the member nations are busy with ODIs. Batsman Glenn Philips of New Zealand climbed five spots to the 30th position in the batting rankings after a spectacular show against Ireland. Pacer Lockie Ferguson is up by 15 spots to the 25th position in the bowler rankings.