Axar Patel Jumps to 13th Place in ICC Rankings For ODI Bowlers
Axar Patel, who took three wickets against Zimbabwe in the recently-concluded ODI series, is now just three places behind India's highest-ranked bowler Ravichandran Ashwin
- Axar Patel rises to career-best rank of 13 in ICC Bowlers Rankings
- Jasprit Bumrah jumps 125 places to 97th
- Dhawal Kulkarni rises 29 places to 88th
Indian left-arm spinner Axar Patel jumped 20 places to a career-best rank of 13 in the ICC Rankings for ODI bowlers while Jasprit Bumrah and Dhawal Kulkarni also made progress after conclusion of 50-over series against Zimbabwe.
Patel, who took three wickets against Zimbabwe, is now just three places behind India's highest-ranked bowler Ravichandran Ashwin.
Paceman Bumrah, who with nine wickets was the most successful bowler in the series, has stormed up 125 places to 97th while Kulkarni's five wickets in the series have lifted him 29 places to 88th.
West Indian spinner Sunil Narine has returned to his number-one position.
South Africa's Imran Tahir has jumped three places to second position. The wrist spinner is the leading wicket-taker in the tri-nation series -- involving Australia and the West Indies -- with 13 wickets to date, including a career-best seven for 45 against the West Indies.
Meanwhile, in the ODI Player Rankings for batsmen, Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan and New Zealand team-mates Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill have benefitted from Rohit Sharma's absence from the series against Zimbabwe and Quinton de Kock's ordinary form to rise up the chart.
Dilshan and Williamson now share fourth position while Guptill is in sixth position following Rohit's drop to seventh (down by two) and de Kock's eighth (down by four).
Outside the top 10, the Australian trio of David Warner, Steve Smith and George Bailey have made upward movements.
Warner, who with 165 runs is the third highest scorer in the tri-series, has gained three places and is now in 12th position. Smith has moved up two places to 15th position after scoring 140 runs in four innings while Bailey has earned a one place jump and is now in 17th spot.
Outside the top 20, Usman Khawaja is the biggest mover. The left-hander has vaulted 70 places to 87th after having scored 187 runs in the series to date.
AB de Villiers, whose 200th ODI lasted just six deliveries in Barbados on Sunday, is the number-one ranked batsman. He is followed by India's Virat Kohli, 79 points behind, while Hashim Amla is third.