Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma retained their No.1 and No. 2 spots in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings. Indian wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni has also jumped three spots. He is ranked 17th in latest rankings released by the ICC.
New Zealand pacer Trent Boult moved up seven places to take the third position. Boult scalped 12 wickets in the five-match ODI series against India. He took a five-for in fourth ODI against India and was central to restricting the visitors to a below-par total of 92 runs. New Zealand went on to win that game by eight wickets.
Dhoni wasn’t part of India’s XI in the third and fourth ODI against New Zealand owing to injury. Dhoni didn’t get to bat in the first ODI but scored an unbeaten 48 runs off 33 balls in the second ODI at Bay Oval. The 37 years old could manage merely a run on his return to the team in the fifth and final ODI, which the Men in Blue won by 35 runs in Wellington.