AB de Villiers, the South Africa captain, has regained the No. 1 spot in ICC’s ODI rankings for batsmen after moving up one place at the end of the three-match series against India, which South Africa won 2-0. De Villiers, who replaced Virat Kohli at the top, now leads both ODI and Test rankings for batsmen.
The South Africa captain scored 189 from three innings at an average of 63, including a hundred and a fifty, at a strike rate of 124.34. Quinton de Kock, who was the leading run-getter in the series and broke the record for most runs in a three-match bilateral series, jumped up 61 places to land at a career-best 14th place in the rankings. De Kock scored 342 runs from three innings at an average of 114 and also scored three hundreds in the series, the fifth batsman to score three successive ODI centuries.
Dale Steyn rose up three places to second in the bowlers’ ODI rankings after taking six wickets in the two matches he played in and Lonwabo Tsotsobe moved up two places to eighth.
Source: ESPNCricinfo – December 12, 2013