Virat Kohli on Sunday became the number one batsman in one-day cricket after a superb batting show against Australia in the just-concluded series.
Kohli has now become the third India batsman to hold the top rank in ODI cricket, after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni.
Kohli now leads South Africa’s Hashim Amla by 13 ratings points. Amla had been holding the position since November 2010.
Australian skipper George Bailey jumped six places to claim the number three position for the first time in his career.
India’s Shikhar Dhawan has broken into the top 20 for the first time in his career after he jumped 12 places to claim 11th position in the batting chart.
In the ICC player rankings for ODI bowlers, Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal has regained the number one position, while Jadeja has slipped two places to finish in third spot.
Saeed had trailed Jadeja by 10 ratings points before the start of the series and, while the India spinner took eight wickets in the series against Australia, the Pakistan bowler has claimed six wickets in two ODIs against South Africa so far.
The biggest movers in what has been a difficult series for the bowlers are Vinay Kumar, Faulker and Mohammad Shami.
Kumar’s seven wickets in the series have given him a lift of nine places into 61st position, while Faulker and Shami took seven wickets apiece and are now in 62 and 64th spots, respectively.
In the rankings for ODI all-rounders, Watson and Jadeja have slipped one place each. The list is headed by Mohammad Hafeez of Pakistan.