Dec 18, 3 months ago

ICC Rankings : Rohit Sharma jumps two places after brilliant Sri Lanka series Rankings : Rohit Sharma jumps two places after brilliant Sri Lanka series

Indian opening batsmen Rohit Sharma who lead the team against Sri Lanka in absence of Virat kohli has jumped two places to be World no.5 in the latest ICC rankings.

The stand-in Indian captain smashed double hundred in the second ODI last week and reached a personal high of 825 points.

India had wrapped up the series 2-1 on Sunday with a dominating  eight-wicket victory in the final ODI in Visakhapatnam.

Rohit Sharma has enjoyed a career-high ranking of third earlier in February 2016 ICC Rankings, he reached a personal high of 825 points after the second match in Mohali when he struck an unbeaten 208, his third double-century in ODIs.

Apart from Rohit, his partner & opening batsmen Shikhar Dhawan gained one spot too to reach 14th position after aggregating 168 runs including an unbeaten 100 in Visakhapatnam. Dhawan had slammed 68 in the second match, figuring in a 115-run opening stand with Rohit.

ICC Rankings

Rohit was in fine form in late 2016 before an injury ruled him out of international cricket for seven months. He returned to competitive cricket during the IPL and made 333 runs from 17 matches as Mumbai Indians lifted the trophy for a record third time.

He was an automatic choice to partner Shikhar Dhawan in the Champions Trophy and he made an immediate impact with scores of 91, 78, 12 and 123 not out as India stormed to the final. However, he was dismissed for a duck in the title clash against Pakistan.

Among the bowlers in ICC Rankings, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal moved up 23 places to take 28th spot after finishing with six wickets in the series. Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav moved up 16 places to take a career-best 56th position while all-rounder Hardik Pandya gained 10 slots to also reach a career-best 45th place.

For the visiting side, Upul Tharanga has gained 15 places to reach 36th position among batsmen with his current tally of 571 points his highest in five years. Niroshan Dickwella has gained seven places to take 37th position.

Pace bowler Suranga Lakmal (up 14 places to 22nd) and all-rounder Angelo Mathews (up nine places to 45th) have moved up in the list for bowlers



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