Virat Kohli claims top ICC ODI batsman spot

 . Last updated on June 14, 2017, 2:08 PM
Virat Kohli claims top ICC ODI batsman spot
Virat Kohli is ahead of AB de Villiers and David Warner on ICC ODI batting chart.


After the league phase of Champions Trophy, the ODI charts has undergone massive makeovers. It will chase more by the final fixture of the tournament, but at this point Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and David Warner are on the top three spots on the chart. Joe Root and Kane Williamson follows them being fourth and fifth in the chart. In bowling Josh Hazelwood, Imran Tahir, and Mitchell Starc reached ahead of Kagiso Rabada, who slipped to fourth from first.

Kohli’s moment was the unbeaten strikes against Pakistan and South Africa in league phase of the tournament. De Villiers was at the top ahead of the tournament. The batsman slipped to third after a woeful misadventure in batting. Warner, on the other hand, is on same spot, being the second on the list. Kohli scored 81 against Pakistan and 76 against South Africa remaining unbeaten in both the fixtures. Bowler Josh Hazlewood claimed the top spot after nine wickets in the tournament. It was back in 2015 October, when one of his fellow Australian Mitchell Starc was on the spot. Presently, Imran Tahir and Starc follows second and third.

A big leap was for Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan bowler. The player leapfrogged 18 places reaching the seventh spot. So far, Shikhar Dhawan aggregated 271 runs batting in three matches to come back into top 10 spots. He is the top scorer in the tournament with two half centuries and a century. Allrounder Ben Stokes displaced Mitchell Marsh at the sixth spot. His score of unbeaten 102 against Australia hauled him to the spot.

Shakib Al Hasan came back on the top of allrounder chart. In team ranking, South Africa is still on the top ahead of Australia and India. There is a high prospect for India to reach the spot after the tournament. Meanwhile, England is now on fourth on the list ahead of New Zealand.

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