Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be inside the top-10, hanging on to the eighth spot. Opener Rohit Sharma made significant strides up the order as he jumped seven places to be joint 12th with Australian swashbuckler Steve Smith and Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq. Rohit scored 330 runs in the tournament. Australia retained the ODI Shield and won USD 175,000 after finishing as the number-one ranked side on the April 1 cut-off date. India collected USD 75,000 for finishing second in the team rankings. Among the bowlers, Australia’s Mitchell Starc has surged to the top for the first time in his career following a stellar performance in the World Cup that also fetched him the player of the tournament award. The 25-year-old left-arm fast bowler finished ICC’s pinnacle 50-over tournament as joint-leading wicket-taker with New Zealand’s Trent Boult (22 wickets), including two for 20 in eight overs in the final against New Zealand.

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