Sri Lanka series helps India Players reach new feats

 . Last updated on September 5, 2017, 1:03 PM
Sri Lanka series helps India Players reach new feats
Virat Kohli reached Tendulkars record of highest ODI rating point by an India batsman.


The Sri Lanka series helped team India and its players to reach several feats. Apart from other players, skipper Virat Kohli and bowler Jasprit Bumrah reached new feats in the ODI ranking. Kohli came out as the top scorer of the series with 330 runs. In the series, Kohli reached the feat Sachin Tendulkar achieved back in 1998. He equaled Sachin in terms of highest ODI rating point by an India batsman tallying 887. The India skipper played five innings at an average of 110 striking at the rate of 111.86. Kohli is now on the top of ICC batsmen chart. He became only the third cricketer in ODI history to knock 30 centuries in the format.

Along with Kohli, Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni also scaled up in the batsmen ranking chart. Sharma became the ninth player on the list and Dhoni followed at 10th. In the recent ODI series, Sharma emerged as the second-highest scorer with two centuries. His average in the five-match series was 75.50. Dhoni’s score in the four innings was 162.

In bowling, Jasprit Bumrah achieved a strong feat. The seam bowler hauled 27 places ahead in the ODI bowler ranking. Bumrah is now the fourth bowler in the chart. In the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka, the bowler nicked 15 wickets at an average of 11.26. In the third ODI of the series, the fast bowler also achieved his career best haul of 5 wickets for 27 runs. For his crucial contribution to the team, Bumrah was awarded the Player of the Series. Virat Kohli also offered an appraisal to the bowler. He is now following Mitchell Starc, Imran Tahir and Josh Hazlewood, the top on the chart.

Other bowler who gained good from the series are Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Chahal climbed up 55 places in the list. He became the 99th player in the chart while Kuldeep jumped 21 places reaching 89th rank. In team ranking, India is now at the third position as before, but it only lags Australia now by decimal points.

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