Cricket Current Affairs - 2019
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India’s Skipper Virat Kohli has created a record by becoming the quickest batsman to score 8000 runs in one-day international cricket beating South Africa’s AB de Villier’s record by seven fewer innings. Virat Kohli has managed to cross the 8000 run mark in his 175th innings during India’s match against Bangladesh in ICC Champion’s Trophy semi-final in Birmingham.
Earlier record holder was South African captain AB de Villiers who crossed the 8000 run mark in 182 innings.
Earlier this year, South Africa’s Hashim Amla had broken Virat Kohli’s previous record of being the fastest batsman to score 7000 runs in ODIs. While Virat Kohli scored 7000 runs in 166 innings, Hashim Amla took only150 innings to get there. Hashim Amla is also the fastest batsman to score 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 and 6000 runs.
Top 5 fastest 8000 run scorers in ODIs:
Virat Kohli (175 innings), AB de Villiers (182 innings), Sourav Ganguly (200 innings), Sachin Tendulkar (210 innings), Brian Lara (211 innings).
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.
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)
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)