These players have been in exceptional form in the ODIs and are ready to grab the top position.
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This has been Virat Kohli’s decade. He has the most runs in international cricket, most runs in T20Is, most runs in ODI cricket and the third-most in Test cricket. He’s seemed head and shoulders above the rest. While there are people close to him in the Tests (where he is the third-highest) and T20I format, there is daylight between the current Indian skipper and the rest in ODI cricket.
Kohli has been at the top of the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen in spurts till 2017. However, since June 2017, no player has dethroned him from the top. He’s owned that position and numbers back that up as well. 4039 runs, 17 hundreds, 17 half-centuries, an average of 79.19, strike-rate of 99.14 and it can keep going on and on.
At the moment, Kohli has 887 rating points and is sitting clear at the top. For three successive years, he’s ended the calendar year at the top of the ICC ODI rankings. However, there are a few batsmen who can dethrone the Indian captain and here are five of them.
5 batsmen who can dethrone Virat Kohli from the top positions in ODIs:
If there is any player who has matched Virat Kohli’s numbers in the last few years, it is Rohit Sharma. His move to open the batting has worked wonders and he has become supremely consistent in white-ball cricket. The Indian white-ball vice-captain even has more hundreds than Virat Kohli since the start of 2017. Rohit has scored 18 hundreds in this three-year period.
Overall, he’s played 68 ODIs and has amassed 3813 runs at an average of 65.74. He has registered 32 fifty-plus scores which is the second-most after Kohli’s 34. In fact, Rohit and Virat Kohli have been the pillars of the Indian batting and have been one of the reasons for India’s continued success as well.
Thus, Rohit is sitting second on the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. He has 873 rating points to his name. Thus, a couple of excellent series could well see him ascend to the top.Connect us on Social Media