Dubai: The decision by star pacer Jasprit Bumrah to sit out the final match of
the series against England in Manchester has come at a cost as he fell one place on the rankings for bowlers.
The ICC released the latest ODI men’s player rankings on Wednesday and Bumrah’s absence from India’s playing XI helped New Zealand quick Trent Boult re-claim the mantle at the top of the list for bowlers.
On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal jumped four spots to 16th on the rankings for bowlers and Hardik Pandya rising a whopping 13 places to eighth on the list for all-rounders.
Chahal picked up seven wickets during the ODI series against England, while Pandya dominated with bat and ball to take six scalps and make a total of 100 runs.
In the batting list, India batter Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 125 off 113 balls against England in Manchester has lifted him 25 places to 52nd while Pandya has progressed from 50th to 42nd after his 55-ball 71.
South Africa batter Rassie van der Dussen has attained a career-best third position after his superb century in the first ODI against England on Tuesday.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam maintained his top spot on the list for batters, with India duo Virat Kohli (fourth) and Rohit Sharma (fifth) and South Africa opener Quinton de Kock (sixth) all dropping a spot due to van der Dussen’s rise.