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Kohli ended Amla’s three-year streak as the top ODI batsman
India batsman Virat Kohli’s outstanding form in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia has blasted him to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI Batsmen rankings.
Kohli scored 344 runs in five innings against Australia at an eye-popping average of 114.66 to dethrone South Africa batsman Hashim Amla, who had been the number one ODI batsman since November 2010.
Australia captain George Bailey also surged up six places to claim the number three spot after scoring 478 runs at an incredible average of 95.60 against India.
Moving to the ICC Bowlers rankings, Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal leapfrogged both Sunil Narine and Ravindra Jadeja to take over the top spot, while South Africa pace bowler Morne Morkel leapt up six places to occupy the seventh spot.
India opening batsman Rohit Sharma, who scored 491 runs against Australia at an astounding average of 122.75, jumped up 25 spots to a career-best 15th place, while his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan, who smashed 284 runs at a brilliant average of 56.80, ascended 12 places to take control of the 11th spot.