Virat Kohli’s Sensational CWC Form Sparks Race for ICC Top Rank

Virat Kohli's Sensational CWC Form Sparks Race for ICC Top Rank
Virat Kohli's Sensational CWC Form Sparks Race for ICC Top Rank

Virat Kohli, the superstar of India, has shot to the top of the ICC Rankings for ODI batsmen following his incredible performance in the just-ended ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

As the tournament’s top run scorer at the end, the right-handed batsman was named Player of the Tournament.

He scored nine fifty-plus runs in eleven games, three of them being hundreds. With a career-high 765 runs, he eclipsed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most runs in a World Cup.

Virat Kohli's Sensational CWC Form Sparks Race for ICC Top Rank

In the process of winning the match, he also eclipsed Tendulkar’s record for the most ODI tons by scoring his 50th century.

His outstanding World Cup performance has helped him move up in the most recent ICC Rankings, which were made public by the governing body on Wednesday, November 22.

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According to the most recent ICC rankings, Virat Kohli moved up one spot to third and is very close to taking the top spot again.

He is now trailing Shubman Gill in first place and Babar Azam in second. To match Gill’s total, the former captain of India needs just 35 rating points. Between 2017 and2021, Kohli famously maintained the top spot for a total of 1258 days in a row.

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With 826 rating points, Gill leads the field, followed by Babar (824). In contrast, Kohli has a rating of 791 points. With 597 runs in the World Cup, India captain Rohit Sharma has also climbed one spot to take fourth place in the ICC Rankings.

Quinton de Kock, the opening batsman for South Africa who gave up on one-day international cricket after the World Cup, fell two spots to fifth in the ICC Rankings, while Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand, who amassed 552 runs in the competition, rose five spaces to sixth.

Travis Head, the star of Australia in the championship, leaped a whopping 28 places to take the fifteenth position.

In order to defeat India by six wickets and win a record-tying sixth World Cup, Australia’s left-handed batsman struck a magnificent century in the championship match.

The top bowler in the ICC Rankings is still South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj, who is followed in order by Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah.

Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, is at the top of the all-rounders list.

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