India skipper Virat Kohli has managed to retain the top spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) one day international player rankings for batsmen. While on the other hand with the help of his brilliant performance in the recently concluded one-day series, England batsmen Joe Root has mounted to the No.2 spot.
Root struck two centuries 113 not out in the second game and 100 not out in the third, to average 216 in England’s 2-1 triumph and jump four spots to the No.2 spot in the rankings.
According to an ICC release, Root’s 818 ratings points, however, isn’t the best in his career. The 819 he had after the Brisbane ODI against Australia earlier this year, when he followed up his 91 not out in Melbourne with 46 not, remains his best.
Kohli’s India lost the series, but the captain was in good nick, registering scores of 75, 45 and 71 to total 191 runs at an average of 63.66. That not only helped him hold on to the top spot, but also gave him his career-best rating points: 911.