Calcutta: India have retained their top position in the ICC ODI team rankings table while Virat Kohli held on to his spot as the highest-ranked Indian batsman at the fourth spot in the latest list issued on Sunday.
India, who have been in the No. 1 position since February 2013 when they beat England 3-2 at home to regain the top place, have 123 rating points to their credit, ahead of Australia (114) and England (112).
While Kohli managed to maintain his position, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni also retained his seventh spot in the top-10 list, which still has South Africa’s Hashim Amla sitting at the top.
Meanwhile, the bowlers’ chart is still jointly headed by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja with 733 points and Sunil Narine.
Jadeja will have the first shot at an outright lead at the top of the tree when he’s expected to take the field against Australia in Pune on October 13.
Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan takes the second place and Englands Steven Finn is third.
In the ODI all-rounders’ list also Jadeja has remained at third position, while Pakistan’s Mohammed Hafeez has gained four points to reclaim the No. 1 ranking.
Hafeez, who won the player of the series award for his 232 runs and two wickets in Pakistan’s 2-1 win over Zimbabwe in three one-dayers, has leapfrogged Shakib-al Hasan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shane Watson and Tillekaratne Dilshan after earning 26 ratings points.