In Cricket, openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have made significant gains in the latest ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen following India’s recent Asia Cup victory in the UAE.
Sharma, who led the team in the absence of top-ranked batsman Virat Kohli, has shot up two places to the second spot. Sharma aggregated 317 runs, while Dhawan topped the tournament with 342 runs to gain four slots and reach fifth.
Another Indian to gain in the rankings is spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who has advanced three places to take a career-best third position in the Bowlers’ list.
He finished the Asia Cup as the joint-highest wicket-taker along with Bangladesh’s fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, all of who finished with 10 wickets each.
Rashid has also displaced former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from the top of the All-rounders’ list.
In the Team Rankings, India has gained one point, but there has been no change in positions in the list led by England. India is second, while New Zealand is third.