India`s batting sensation Virat Kohli`s decision to skip the recently concluded three-match series against Bangladesh has seen him lose the number one spot to South Africa`s A B de Villiers in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Friday.
Although India won`t play their next ODI before the month of June, Virat Kohli has managed to maintain his top spot among the ICC`s list of ODI batsmen while his compatriot Ravindra Jadeja is among the top-five in both bowlers` and all-rounders` list.
India lost their number one status to Sri Lanka after being defeated in the World Twenty20 final but star batsman Virat Kohli and spinner R Ashwin today attained career-high positions of second and third respectively in the latest ICC rankings issued here.
England`s T20 captain Stuart Broad wasn`t very forthcoming on answering questions about the controversial sacking of batsman Kevin Pietersen as he evaded the query giving a completely roundabout reply.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja of India was the biggest mover in the One-Day International (ODI) bowlers` rankings, jumping four places to fifth while Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal continues to lead the rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) here Sunday.
Veteran South African batsman Hashim Amla has said that they will head to Cape Town as ` favourites` when they take on Australia in the series-deciding third Test as the Newlands ground has been a `happy ground` for their team over the last few years.
South African bowler Dale Steyn has reportedly returned to the No.1 position on the ICC rankings for Test bowlers following Australia`s 281-run victory over South Africa in the first of the three-Test series.
Owing to his decent performance in the just-concluded two-Test series against New Zealand, India batsman Virat Kohli today rose to his career-best ninth position in the latest ICC Test rankings issued here today.