Ace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has become the no.1 ODI bowler and his current performance against England has contributed to massive improvement in his rankings.
Jasprit Bumrah On The Top
Trent Boult is now in rank two with Shaheen Shah Afridi, Josh Hazlewood, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman among the top 5 ODI bowlers. Bumrah, who was absent from the top spot by New Zealand’s Trent Boult in February 2020, got his place back after the career-best performance (6/19) against England. The latest set of rankings was released by the ICC on Wednesday and Bumrah came up with this ranking after his amazing performance in the 50-over game.
Bumrah improved his performance in the England first ODI, dismissing Jason Roy, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, and Jos Buttler along the way. After picking up 4 for 6 in his first four overs, he returned to pick up two for none in seven balls at the death, finishing with third-best figures for India in men’s ODIs.
Suryakumar Yadav Among The Top Five Batsmen
Suryakumar Yadav crossed a total of 44 spots to achieve his career-best No. 5 ranking in T20Is as he delivered a century against England in the third T20I. Suryakumar, who also achieved a career-high rating of 732, is now India’s highest-ranked T20I batsman. He made hisT20I debut last year, Suryakumar has become an important part of India’s T20I set-up in a very short period, scoring four fifties and a century in 17 innings with a strike rate of 177.22.
Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have also improved their ranking and are on rank 23. Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 31 in that ten-wicket win over England, has moved up one spot to equal 12th on the batsmen rankings. Captain Rohit Sharma top-scored for India in the race with an unbeaten 76, but is on rank four. Bhuvneshwar’s Player-of-the-Series performance in the T20Is against England has helped him in making place among the top ten of T20I bowlers. He is the only Indian in the top ten in a list led by Josh Hazlewood who plays for Australia.