ICC Ranking: Ajmal leads ODI bowlers; Professor at the top of all-rounders
DUBAI: Offspinner Saeed Ajmal has reclaimed the top rank of ODI Bowlers as per latest ICC Ranking while Mohammad Hafeez attained the number-one position for ODI All-rounders, ARY News reported on Sunday.
Ajmal was trailing Indian spinner Raavindra Jadeja by 10 ratings points before the start of the series but Ajmal has claimed six wickets in the first two ODIs against South Africa to get promotion at the top rank.
While all-rounders Shane Watson and Jadeja have slipped one place each. The list is headed by Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan.
Indian batsmen Virat Kohli has become the number-one ranked batsman in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen.
In the seven matches ODI series against Australia, Kohli scored 344 runs at an average of 114.66, which rewarded him 38 ratings points to put him into the number-one spot for the first time in his career.
Kohli now leads South Africa’s Hashim Amla by 13 ratings points. Amla had been holding the coveted number-one position since November 2010, and is expected to be available for the remaining three ODIs against Pakistan.