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ICC ODI Player Rankings: Virat Kohli becomes No.1 ODI Batsman

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top spot in the recently released ICC ODI batting rankings. He overtook South Africa’s AB de Villiers and Australia’s David Warner to reach the number one position. In January, Kohli managed to reach the top spot but was able to stay at the top only for just four days.

Among other players, Shikhar Dhawan has managed to return to top 10. Yuvraj Singh has also improved his rankings and currently stands at 88th position.

Rankings:

First Place: Virat Kohli (India)

Second Place: David Warner (Australia)

Third Place: AB de Villiers (South Africa)

Fouth Place: Joe Root (England)

Fifth Place: Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

Bowlers

Josh Hazlewood of Australia is at the top spot in the bowlers’ rankings. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has improved his rankings by 13 places to rank 23rd. Ranks of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have dropped to 20 and 29 respectively.

First Place: Josh Hazlewood (Australia)

Second Place: Imran Tahir (South Africa)

Third Place: Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Fourth Place: Kagiso Rabada (South Africa)

Fifth Place: Sunil Narine (West Indies)

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Complete list of winners of BCCI annual awards 2017

The BCCI Awards are a set of annual cricket awards given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). These awards in various categories recognise and honour the best Indian international and domestic cricketers of the past year. The awards were first given in 2006–07.

Recipients of 2015-16 BCCI Awards are
  • CK. Nayudu Lifetime achievement award: Padmakar Shivalkar, Rajinder Goel.
  • BCCI Lifetime achievement award: Shantha Rangaswamy.
  • BCCI special award: Late Ramakant Desai, VV Kumar.
  • Polly Umrigar Award: Virat Kohli. For third time, he was conferred with this award after 2011-12 and 2014-15 season.
  • Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy: Jalaj Saxena (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Lala Amarnath Award for the best all-rounder in domestic limited-overs competitions: Axar Patel of (Gujarat).
  • Madavrao Scindin Award Highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy: Shreyas Iyer (Mumbai).
  • Madavrao Scindin Award Highest wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy: Shahbaz Nadeem (Jharkhand).
  • A. Chidambaram Trophy Highest scorer in (U-23): Jay. G. Bosta (Mumbai).
  • A. Chidambaram Trophy Highest wicket-taker in (U-23): Satyajeet Bachhav (Maharashtra).
  • NKP Salve Award Highest scorer in (U-19): Arman Jaffer (Mumbai).
  • NKP Salve Award Highest wicket-taker in (U-19): Ninad Rathva (Baroda).
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur Award Highest scorer in (U-16): Abhishek Sharma (Punjab).
  • Raj Singh Dungarpur Award Highest wicket-taker in (U-16): Abhishek Sharma (Punjab).
  • Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Sr.): Mithali Raj (Railways).
  • Jagmohan Dalmiyra Award (Best Woman cricketer (Jr.): Deepti Sharma (Uttar Pradesh).
  • Best Umpire in Domestic cricket: Nitin Menon.
  • Best performance in BCCI Domestic tournaments: Mumbai Cricket Association.

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