Bumrah jumps to fourth place in ODI bowling rankings

Wednesday 13th September 2017 07:37 EDT

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah jumped 27 places to the fourth spot in the ICC rankings for One-Day International (ODI) bowlers after scalping 15 wickets at an average of 11.26 in India's 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka. The list was led by Australia pace bowler Josh Hazlewood with South Africa spinner Imran Tahir and Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc the other two bowlers ahead of him, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) release. The 23-year-old Bumrah, whose previous best was 24th position in June this year, moved up the table with his Player of the Series effort of 15 wickets against Sri Lanka. Also gaining in the rankings is India's left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who moved up from 20th to 10th position after finishing with six wickets in four matches. Hardik Pandya (up two places to 61st), Kuldeep Yadav (up 21 places to 89th) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up 55 places to 99th) are other India bowlers to gain in the rankings. Virat Kohli also consolidated his position at the top of the rankings for batsmen after his 330 runs in the series, which included an unbeaten 110, his second century of the series. India secured three points from their 5-0 victory and pushed their tally to 117. Australia are on 117 as well, but stay ahead on decimal points.

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