The Indian captain Virat Kohli is on top in the list of batsmen in the latest ODI rankings issued by the ICC on Friday. Kohli is on top with 873 points, Australian David Warner is at 2nd position with 861 points while Mr. 360 degree, AB De Villiers, is at 3rd position with 847 points. Other Indian batsmen include former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (12th), Shikhar Dhawan (13th) and vice-captain Rohit Sharma (14th) in the top 15. However, no Indian bowler is included in the top ten. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar (13th) is the only Indian bowler involved in the top 15.
India is at number three in the ICC ODI team rankings and Indian team has to win the next series against Sri Lanka by 4-1 to stay at this position. Sri Lankan eyes will remain focused on qualifying directly in the ICC World Cup 2019 during the upcoming series. Sri Lankan team has to win at least two matches to secure their place in the top 8 team for World Cup tournament. The deadline for direct qualification is September 30. Sri Lanka is now at the eighth position with 88 points.