• Bumrah reaches career-best third position in bowlers’ list led by Hasan Ali
  • Sharma, Babar and de Kock attain career-best rating points

India captain Virat Kohli has moved back to the top position among batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings within 10 days of losing it to South Africa batsman AB de Villiers.

In the latest rankings update that takes into account India’s home series against New Zealand which India won 2-1 on Sunday, as well as the last match of the South Africa-Bangladesh series and the last two matches of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka series, Kohli has also reached a career-high in terms of rating points.

The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, who scored 263 runs in the series against New Zealand including knocks of 121 in the first ODI in Mumbai and 113 in the final ODI in Kanpur, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an India batsman. The previous highest points tally of 887 was managed by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 and by Kohli earlier this year.

India opener Rohit Sharma’s 174 runs in the series against New Zealand, which included a fine 147 in the final match, has seen him reach a career-high rating of 799 points, even though he remains in seventh position. Similarly, Pakistan’s Babar Azam (fourth position) and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (fifth position) have also attained their highest in terms of rating points.

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis (up two places to 8th), former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (up one place to 11th), New Zealand batsman Tom Latham (up 15 places to a career-best 23rd), Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed (up three places to 37th) and Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne (up six places to 47th) are among the batsmen to move up in the rankings.

The list for bowlers continues to be led by Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali while India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has reached a career-best third position after finishing with six wickets in the series against New Zealand.

Other bowlers to move northwards include left-arm spinners Mitchell Santner of New Zealand (up two places to 14th) and Pakistan’s Imad Wasim (up 14 places to 27th). Adam Milne has also made significant movement, gaining 11 slots to reach 42nd position.

India’s series win over New Zealand was not enough for them to overtake South Africa, who hold the top ranking in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings.

MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings (as on 30 October, after the India-New Zealand series):

BATTING (top 20)

Rank      (+/-)       Player                    Team     Points    Avge      Highest Rating

   1          (+1)         Virat Kohli             Ind          889!       55.74     889 v NZ at Kanpur 2017

   2          (-1)          AB de Villiers        SA           872        54.06     902 v NZ at Auckland 2015

   3          ( – )          David Warner       Aus         865        44.94     880 v Pak at Adelaide 2017

   4          ( – )          Babar Azam          Pak         846*!     58.60     846 v SL at Sharjah 2017

   5          ( – )          Quinton de Kock  SA           808 !      45.85     808 v Ban at East London 2017

   6          (-1)          Joe Root                Eng         802         50.00     808 v Win at Bristol 2017

   7          ( – )          Rohit Sharma       Ind          799 !      44.33     799 v NZ at Kanpur 2017

   8          (+2)         Faf du Plessis       SA           773        43.90     791 v SL at Cape Town 2017

   9          ( – )          Hashim Amla       SA           766        51.25     901 v Eng at Trent Bridge 2012

  10         (-2)          Kane Williamson NZ           760        46.31     798 v SA at Centurion 2015

  11         (+1)         MS Dhoni              Ind          730        51.71     836 v Aus at Delhi 2009

  12=       (-1)          Martin Guptill        NZ           728        42.71     789 v SA at Hamilton 2017

               (+1)         Steve Smith          Aus         728        43.23     752 v Pak at Sydney 2017

  14         (+1)         Ross Taylor          NZ           725        44.27     743 v Zim at Harare 2015

  15         (-1)          Shikhar Dhawan  Ind          708        43.97     794 v SA at Melbourne 2015

  16         ( – )          Tamim Iqbal         Ban         677        34.32     688 v Aus at The Oval 2017

  17         ( – )          Aaron Finch          Aus         674        36.56     743 v Eng at Melbourne 2015

  18         (+1)         Alex Hales            Eng         660        37.89     705 v NZ at Cardiff 2017

  19         (-1)          Mushfiqur Rahim Ban         658        32.92     671 v Zim at Mirpur 2015

  20         ( – )          Eoin Morgan         Eng         650        38.16     690 v Aus at The Oval 2010

BOWLING (top 20)

Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points    Avge     Eco.       Highest Rating

   1          ( – )          Hasan Ali               Pak         759*!     19.82     5.11       759 v SL at Sharjah 2017

   2          ( – )          Imran Tahir           SA           743         23.72     4.64       786 v SL at Johannesburg 2017

   3          (+3)         Jasprit Bumrah    Ind          719*!     22.26     4.76       719 v NZ at Kanpur 2017

   4          (-1)          Josh Hazlewood  Aus         714         23.85     4.69       732 v Eng at Edgbaston 2017

   5          (-1)          Kagiso Rabada    SA           708         26.08     5.05       724 v Eng at Lord’s 2017

   6          (-1)          Mitchell Starc        Aus         684         20.13     4.81       783 v NZ at Melbourne 2015

   7          ( – )          Trent Boult            NZ           671         26.21     5.04       766 v Ind at Delhi 2016

   8          ( – )          Akshar Patel         Ind          653*      31.31     4.43       663 v Aus at Nagpur 2017

   9          ( – )          Rashid Khan         Afg          647*!     14.74     3.97       647 v Win at St Lucia 2017

  10=       ( – )          Sunil Narine          Win         646         26.46     4.12       791 v SL at Jamaica 2013

               ( – )          Liam Plunkett       Eng         646 !      30.22     5.77       646 v Win at Southampton 2017

  12         ( – )          Adil Rashid            Eng         639         32.02     5.55       655 v Ban at Chittagong 2016

 13         ( – )          Chris Woakes       Eng         635         31.45     5.58       651 v SA at Headingley 2017

  14         (+2)         Mitchell Santner   NZ           628!       33.81     4.95       628 v Ind at Kanpur 2017

  15         (-1)          B. Kumar               Ind          624        36.82     4.94       657 v Win at Dharamsala 2014

  16         (-1)          Mohammad Nabi Afg          618        32.74     4.29       653 v Zim at Harare 2017

  17         ( – )          Matt Henry            NZ           597        25.26     5.62       675 v Aus at Hamilton 2016

  18         ( – )          Morne Morkel       SA           587        24.48     4.94       717 v SL at East London 2012

  19         (+1)         Pat Cummins       Aus         580        29.24     5.41       588 v Ind at Indore 2017

  20         (-1)          Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         578        29.95     4.44       717 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

Rank      (+/-)      Player                    Team     Points    Highest Rating

   1          ( – )          M. Hafeez             Pak         352        438 v Ind at Kolkata 2013

   2          ( – )          Shakib Al Hasan  Ban         346        453 v Zim at Chittagong 2009

   3          ( – )          M. Nabi                Afg          329        349 v Ire at Greater Noida 2017

   4          (+1)         Ben Stokes           Eng         293        299 v Win at Bristol 2017

   5          (-1)          Angelo Mathews  SL           290        427 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2014

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