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Jasprit Bumrah, Rashid Khan share top spot in ICC ODI rankings

A clutch of Indian bowlers made rapid strides in the latest rankings, including the wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuleep Yadav.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 20, 2018 20:03 IST ]
Jasprit Bumrah's eight wickets against South Africa in ODIs have lifted him two places to take the joint-first position.Photo:BCCI IMAGE

India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah grabbed the joint-top position among bowlers along with Afghanistan's Rashid Khan in the latest ICC ODI player rankings on Tuesday.

A clutch of Indian bowlers made rapid strides in the latest rankings, including the wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuleep Yadav.

Leg-spinner Chahal has moved up eight slots to 21st position with 16 wickets in the South Africa series while Chinaman bowler Yadavs 17 scalps have helped him move up 15 positions to take the 47th position. 

Bumrah's eight wickets have lifted him two places to take the joint-first position.

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has joined Bumrah at the top with 16 wickets in the series against Zimbabwe which Afghanistan won 4-1 to become the youngest to attain top ranking.

His 51 runs in two innings in the series, including a brisk 43 in the final match in Sharjah on Monday, has also helped him break into the top-five in the list of all-rounders while he has also moved up 11 slots to take 114th place among batsmen.

Meanwhile, India (123) continued to top the ODI team rankings, followed by South Africa (117) and England (116).

Interestingly, Afghanistan have overtaken Zimbabwe in the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings. Afghanistan have gained four points to take 10th position with 55 points while Zimbabwe have lost three points to be on 50 points.

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