India captain Virat Kohli, who scored two half-centuries in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Australia, continues to hold on to the top position in the latest ODI batsmen rankings released by the International Cricket Council on Thursday. While Hardik Pandya has reached the top-50 for the first time with a long jump.
Indian team opener Rohit Sharma, who did not play ODI series against Australia due to IPL injury, also retained the number two position and is five points ahead of Pakistan player Babar Azam who is third in ODI rankings.
Virat also performed well in the T20 series against Australia, due to which he has also occupied eighth place in the recently released T20 rankings with 697 points. Virat scored 134 runs in three T20 matches at an average of 44.66, which benefited the team and him.
Hardik, who has performed brilliantly in the ODI series, has also risen in the rankings and has reached 49th position with his career-high 553 points. Hardik played his first ODI against Australia after the World Cup in 2019, in which he scored a 90-run innings and in the third ODI, the match Jitau scored 92 not out.