India captain Virat Kohli and his limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma have been dominating batsmen throughout. The two cricketers are at number one and two respectively in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen.
Sharma is followed by Babar Azam, Ross Taylor and Faf du Plessis at 3,4 and 5 respectively while David Warner is at 6. Another Australia makes into the top 10 and it is skipper Aaron Finch at 7 followed by New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and England’s Joe Root. Quinton de Kock takes the 10th spot.
In bowling rankings, India only has Jasprit Bumrah in the top 10 who is at number two. New Zealand’s Trent Boult tops the chart.
The Cricket World Cup Super League also began with the bilateral tie between England and Ireland. The World Super League was announced in June 2018 along with the World Test Championship to determine the qualification of the teams for the World Cup 2023.
While India has secured the qualification directly being the hosts of the events, Ireland and other thirteen teams will feature in the Super League with the top seven teams.
The teams will play four series at home and four away and would be awarded 10 points for a win and 5 for no result or Tie.
The five bottom sides from the league will fight for the final two spots of the 10-team showpiece event at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
The Cricket World Cup League 2 series that had to be hosted by Namibia in September that included PNG and USA has also been postponed and will be re-scheduled.