Rohit Sharma moves up to fifth rank in ICC ODI rankings


. Dubai:  Rohit Sharma’s third career double hundred in the match against Sri Lanka has pushed him up two spots to fifth in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings among batsmen. It’s the first time that Rohit has crossed the 800-point mark as he ended the three-match ODI series which India won 2-1 with 816 points. Though he has enjoyed a career-high ranking of third in February 2016, he reached a personal high of 825 points after the second match in Mohali when he struck an unbeaten 208, his third ODI double-century. Rohit’s opening partner Shikhar Dhawan, named player of the series, too has gained one slot to reach 14th position after scoring 168 runs including an unbeaten 100 in Visakhapatnam.


After five years in his career Upul Taranga has gained highest points of 571and taken 15 places to reach 36th position among batsmen. Whereas Niroshan Dickwella has gained seven places to take 37th position. Pace bowler Suranga Lakmal taken up 14 places to 22nd and all-rounder Angelo Mathews taken up nine places to 45th have moved up in the list for bowlers for srilanka. There has been no change of positions in the ICC ODI Team Ranking


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