Shikhar Dhawan gains two places to finish 16th, Virat Kohli remains second in ICC ODI ranking

India’s first game Shikhar Dhawan jumped two places to 16th after his half-century of unbeaten defeat in the first game against Sri Lanka, while Virat Kohli remained in second in the latest ICC ODI rankings published Wednesday.

Dhawan’s undefeated 86 in Match 1 of the ongoing three ODI series in Colombo helped him rack up 712 ranking points and climb two places, while Kohli has 848 points.

Another Indian senior batsman, Rohit Sharma, is in third place with 817 points in the list led by Pakistani Babar Azam (873).

The standings took into account the three-game series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the third Ireland v South Africa and the first two ODIs between Sri Lanka and India.

Among the bowlers, Indian Yuzvendra Chahal (up four places in 20th), Sri Lankan Wanindu Hasaranga (up 22 places in 36th), South African Tabraiz Shamsi (up eight places in 39th), the Irishman Simi Singh (up six places in the 51st) and the Zimbabwean Blessing Muzarabani (23 places in the 70th) were among the others to progress.

In the ICC T20 rankings, Pakistani opener Mohammad Rizwan and England batsman Liam Livingstone have made huge strides after finishing top scorers for their teams in the three-game series won 2-1 by England.

Goalkeeper-beater Rizwan reached seventh, his career-best record, after accumulating 176 points in the series, including 76 undefeated in the final match in Manchester, performances that saw him move up four places.

The 29-year-old reached the top 10 for the first time in his career after a series player effort against Zimbabwe in April this year and has reaped the rewards of his continued good efforts.

Livingstone galloped 144 places to rank 27 after playing just eight T20Is since making his debut against South Africa four years ago. The 27-year-old’s 147-point total against Pakistan included his first international century, a valiant 43-ball 103 in the opening game.

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