India captain Virat Kohli continued to be the world’s top-ranked One-day batsman in the latest ICC ODI rankings, released in Dubai today.
Having 873 points in his kitty, Kohli will have a chance to increase the 12-point lead over second-placed Australian David Warner at the upcoming five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting in Dambulla on Sunday.
Other Indian batsmen in the top-15 are former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni 12th, Shikhar Dhawan 13th and vice-captain Rohit Sharma 14th.
However, no Indian bowler figure in the top-10 list.
Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar 13th is the lone Indian in top 15.
As for the ICC ODI Team Rankings, India are currently at number three and they would have to win the upcoming series at
least by a 4-1 margin to ensure that they stay at that position, ahead of England.
At 114 points, India, even if win the series 3-2, will slip to 113 points and behind England on decimal points.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will by eyeing the chance to seal direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 during the upcoming series.