New Delhi: Indian leggie Yuzvendra Chahal broke into the top-10 bowlers list of the latest ICC rankings, while opener Shikhar Dhawan slipped four places in the batsmen list after a torrid home series against West Indies. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who bagged a staggering 453 runs in the ODI series against the Windies and completed his 10,000 ODI runs, retained his position as the top-ranked batsman in the world.Kohli earned 15 points, which took his points tally to 899, 28 ahead of his second-ranked team mate and deputy Rohit Sharma, who collected 29 points after a brilliant home series against Windies in which he scored 389 runs. Rohit’s point tally of 871 is his highest to-date.Dhawan, who didn’t even score a half century in the five-match series against the Windies, has slipped four places to be ninth.In the bowler’s list, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja and Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya made huge strides, with No.1 ranked Jasprit Bumrah achieving a career-high of 841 points, which is the highest since Shaun Pollock’s 894 in 2008.Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav also hit a career-high points of 723, while his team mate Chahal broke it into the top 10 for the first time in his career by rising three places to eighth. While, Jadeja has climbed 16 places to move to 25th spot after notching seven wickets.ALSO READ: Monkeygate incident behind downfall in international cricket: SymondsFor Windies, talismanic duo of Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmeyer are the biggest gainer in the batsmen rankings. The duo are having their best career rankings and are separated by only nine points.However, England are the numero uno side, with India being the second. The Men in Blue trail England by five points and lead the third-ranked New Zealand by nine points.ICC ODI BATSMEN RANKINGS:1 Virat Kohli IND 8992 Rohit Sharma IND 8713 Joe Root ENG 8074 David Warner AUS 8035 Babar Azam PAK 7986 Ross Taylor NZ 7857 Kane Williamson NZ 7788 Quinton de Kock SA 7699 Shikhar Dhawan IND 76710 du Plessis SA 753ICC ODI BOWLERS RANKING1 Jasprit Bumrah IND 8412 Rashid Khan AFG 7883 Kuldeep Yadav IND 7234 Trent Boult NZ 6995 Josh Hazlewood AUS 6966 Kagiso Rabada SA 6917 Imran Tahir SA 6858 Yuzvendra Chahal IND 6839 Adil Rashid ENG 68310 Hasan Ali PAK 681 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
MOST READ “The last time we played them, we were up by 10 in the fourth quarter,” Alas said after a 95-82 win that had Phoenix rising to 5-1 overall, good for second spot behind the unbeaten Blackwater Elite. “And my players responded and played their best fourth quarter [of the tournament].”Phoenix extended its franchise-best start and dealt the Hotshots their first loss in three games. Another win would more or less seal a first playoff appearance under Alas, who knows that that victory will be harder than the first five.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We will be playing the tough teams, starting this Saturday against [defending champion Barangay] Ginebra,” Alas explained, referring to the game slated in Cagayan de Oro.Ginebra got back on the winning track even without its twin towers, scoring a 110-102 decision of sister team San Miguel Beer in the nightcap.The Gin Kings, coming off Friday’s 118-124 loss to the Elite, rose to 4-1 behind the Fuel Masters while the Beermen dropped to 2-2. Alyssa, Aby wants more ‘consistent’ nat’l team Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo and seven-foot Greg Slaughter are out with injuries, along with Sol Mercado.Alas doesn’t think his Fuel Masters will be the favorites even with the Gin Kings hobbled by injuries.“Coach Tim (Cone) can make any team play even with just seven healthy players,” Alas said.Eugene Phelps scored 36 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and had four blocks in another dominant effort, with Matthew Wright chipping in 13 and Justin Chua dropping 12.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phoenix’s Matthew Wright dribbles past the defense of Magnolia’s Justin Melton during their PBA Governors’ Cup match at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday. —SHERWIN VARDELONLouie Alas has a good memory, and he made sure that his Phoenix Fuel Masters remembered as well.Using their previous loss to Magnolia as their motivating tool, the Fuel Masters got back hard on the Hotshots to win for the third straight time in the PBA Governors’ Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night, moving them closer to a first playoff appearance under Alas’ watch.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
Alan Brazil is backing Mike Ashley’s plan to buy Rangers.The Newcastle United chief is reportedly ready to sell the St James’ Park club in order to be allowed to take charge of the Ibrox club, something he is currently banned from doing by the Scottish Football Association as he can’t own two clubs.And talkSPORT’s Breakfast show host insists it would be a good move for Rangers, and for Scottish football as a whole.Brazil said: “It’s none of my business because I’m from the other side of Glasgow – Celtic – but with the shenanigans that have gone on at Rangers over the last few years, if Mike was to come in and sort all the debt out and get a Rangers man in to run the club than they would be so much better off, that I am sure of.“He could buy the club, get rid of all the people Rangers fans are sick of now, clear it out and put a Rangers man in there to run it. And with his business brain as well, do you know what, it would give Celtic a kick up the backside.“They would suddenly start thinking, ‘OK, we can’t be selling any more [players] now, we have to think about buying for next year’. It would be healthy for Scottish football.”