The ICC ODI Rankings have been updated today and Pakistan have officially lost their Number 1 ODI Team Ranking. Australia have again become Number 1. India is at Number 3. Virat Kohli climbs to Number 8 in ICC ODI Player Ranking. Shubman Gill has got his career best Number 2 Ranking and is now a spot below Babar Azam. Even though the difference in points is a lot between the two batsmen, with the extent of ODI cricket coming up, Shubman Gill has a chance to catch up.
Three Indians in Top 10 ODI Batsmen
Rohit Sharma is at Number 9 in the ICC ODI Player Ranking. He has displaced Fakhar Zaman from that spot. Rohit Sharma has been in good ODI form and his fitness is improving as well. However, Fakhar Zaman has been in very poor form and has also been dropped from the Playing 11 against Sri Lanka in the virtual semi – final in the Asia Cup 2023.
This is also the first time since September 2018 that three Indian batsmen are in the top 10 of the ODI rankings. Four years ago, Rohit, Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan were all in the top six.
Pakistan also have three batters in the top ten, with Babar still at the top with a lead of more than 100 rating points over Gill. Imam ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman are the other two Pakistani batters. South African ODI Captain Temba Bavuma has advanced 21 places to reach a career-best No. 11 after scoring three centuries and two half-centuries in his last eight ODIs.
Among bowlers, New Zealand’s Trent Boult has moved up to joint-second with Josh Hazlewood after picking up 3 for 37 in his 100th ODI, also his first in almost exactly a year. Kuldeep Yadav’s nine wickets in the last two Asia Cup matches has helped him rise five positions to seventh.
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