India captain Virat Kohli cemented his spot at the top of the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings for batsmen after scoring two half-centuries in the recently-concluded three-match series against Australia.
Kohli, who had scored 89 and 63 in the second and third ODI against Australia in Sydney and Canberra respectively, has 870 points.
Despite missing the ODI series owing to a hamstring injury, Rohit Sharma (842) remains at the second spot, five points ahead of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who is number three in the rankings.
Playing his first ODI since the ICC World Cup 2019, India allrounder Hardik Pandya struck 90 in the first game and 92 not out in the third to make his first appearance in the top 50 batsmen at 49th place with a career-best of 553 points.
From the Australian camp, captain Aaron Finch’s innings of…