Kohli retains No. 3 position in ICC ODI rankings

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 09:23 AM IST

Dubai: Virat Kohli continued to retain the third place even as Yuvraj Singh`s match-winning knock against Ireland helped him move to 22nd, an improvement of one place, in the ICC ODI rankings issued on Monday.

Gautam Gambhir, too, retained the 13th position in the rankings for batsmen.

Ireland`s stunning win over England last week have helped them leapfrog Zimbabwe.

The sensational victory in Bangalore last Wednesday earned Ireland, an associate member of the ICC, enough points to move into 10th position in the rankings.

Australia remain the top-ranked side, with World Cup co-hosts India in second place. South Africa conceded the third place to Sri Lanka after Sunday`s six-run defeat against England.

With plenty of cricket to come, there could be a lot of changes in the coming weeks, but Australia`s number-one position seems to secure as they lead India by a comfortable 12-point margin.

PTI