From the Australian side, Steve Smith jumped four places to reach the 23rd position. David Warner improved one spot to claim the sixth position while Aaron Finch broke into the top ten by gaining one spot.
Regular keeper Rishabh Pant had gotten concussion in the first ODI of the series, and as a result, Rahul had to keep wickets in the second and third ODI.
Put in to bat first, Australia lost its first wicket in the third over as Mohammed Shami had David Warner (3) caught at the hands of the wicket-keeper KL Rahul.
BCCI released the list of centrally contracted players for the period from October 2019 to September 2020. With Dhoni not featuring in the list, his future ahead will come under severe speculation.
Team India’s swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma was on Wednesday adjudged ‘ODI Cricketer of the Year’ by the International Cricket Council...
The contracts, from October 2019 to September 2020, are in four categories - A+ (Rs 7 crore), A (Rs 5 crore), B (Rs 3 crore) and C (Rs 1 crore). As many as 27 players have been divided into these four categories, with skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah being the three in the A+ category.
The 87-year old had caught everyone's eyes when she was ardently cheering for the Indian team when they were batting.
India recently won the T20I series against Sri Lanka 2-0 after the first match was abandoned due to rain. The team will next take on Australia in an ODI series commencing from January 14.
Virat now has 2,663 runs in the shortest format of the game. Also, the 31-year-old completed 1,000 runs as a captain in T20I cricket.
Opener Rohit Sharma and pacer Mohammed Shami have been given rest for the T20Is and will join the team for the ODI series against Australia.