India opener Shikhar Davan jumped two places to 16th place after his undefeated half-century in the first game against Sri Lanka, while Virat Kohli remained in second place in the latest ICC ODI rankings published on Wednesday.
Dhawan’s unbeaten 86 in the first game of a three-game series of three ODIs in Colombo helped him gain 712 rating points and win two slots, while Kohli has 848 points.
The standings took into account a series of three matches between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, the third match between Ireland and South Africa and the first two ODI between Sri Lanka and India.
Among the bowlers – the Indians Yuzvendra Chahal (with four places to 20th place), Wanindu Hasaranga from Sri Lanka (with 22 places to 36th), South African Tabraiz Shamsi (with eight places to 39th place), Ireland Simi Singh (with six places to 51st) and Zimbabwe Blessing Muzarabani (with 23 places to 70th) were among the others who made progress.
In the ICC T20 rankings, Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizuan and midfielder Liam Livingstone have made great strides after finishing as top scorers for their teams in a three-game series won 2-1 by England.
Wicketkeeper wrestler Rizwan achieved the best seventh position of his career after collecting 176 tracks in the series, including an unbeaten 76 in the last game in Manchester, performances that helped him win four places.
The 29-year-old had reached the top 10 for the first time in his career after an effort by a player from the series against Zimbabwe in April this year and has reaped the benefits of his continued good efforts.
Livingstone galloped 144 seats to reach 27th place after playing just eight T20Is from his debut against South Africa four years ago. The 27-year total of 147 draws against Pakistan includes his first international century, valiant 43-ball 103 in the first match.