Rohit Sharma moves into top five in ODI rankings

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Rohit Sharma moves into top five in ODI rankings

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SportsCafe Desk

12/18/2017

Rohit Sharma has moved up to grab the fifth position among batsmen in the ICC ODI Rankings after scoring a swashbuckling double century in the second ODI in Mohali. Shikhar Dhawan has also gained one slot to reach 14th position after aggregating 168 runs including an unbeaten 100 in Visakhapatnam.

Sharma has gained two slots and it is the first time that he has crossed the 800-point mark. Though he has enjoyed a career-high third position ranking in Feb 2016, he reached a personal high of 825 points after the second match in Mohali when he struck an unbeaten 208, which was his third ODI double-century. He has ended the series with 816 points.

His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, who was named the player of the series, has also gained a slot promotion to reach 14th position after aggregating 168 runs including an unbeaten 100 in Visakhapatnam. Dhawan had slammed 68 in the second match and was involved in a 115-run opening stand with Sharma.

Among bowlers, while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has moved up 23 places to take the 28th position after finishing with six wickets in the series, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has moved up 16 places to take a career-best 56th slot. Despite not having a great series, all-rounder Hardik Pandya has gained 10 slots to reach a career-best 45th position.

The result of the series didn’t change positions in the ICC ODI Team Rankings though. India could have overtaken South Africa to take the top position with a 3-0 win but that was ruled out early as they lost the opening match on a seaming track in Dharamsala.

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