India’s Kuldeep Yadav has gained in the ICC ODI rankings. Pakistani players are on top in both batting and bowling. Shubman Gill has a chance to take Babar back.
Even though Pakistan’s performance in the ODI World Cup 2023 has not been as per expectations, the dominance of Pakistani players continues in the ICC rankings. Babar Azam’s dominance among batsmen continues. At the same time, among bowlers, Shaheen Afridi has become the new number-one ODI bowler in the world. Shaheen has left Australia’s Josh Hazlewood behind.
Afridi has performed sensationally for Pakistan in the World Cup and is the joint-highest wicket-taker for the tournament with Australian spinner Adam Zampa, with both taking 16 wickets. Afridi contributed to his team’s win against Bangladesh by taking three wickets and became the top bowler in the ODI rankings with a jump of nine places.
Australia’s Josh Hazlewood (second), India’s Mohammed Siraj (third) and South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj (fourth) are at the position. Kuldeep Yadav (seventh) and Mujeeb ur Rehman (eighth) are in the position. Both of them have gained two places. This is the first time that Afridi has achieved the number one ranking in any format and now two players from Pakistan have held the top spot in two ODI rankings simultaneously. Pakistan captain Babar Azam remains the top batsman in ODIs.
Babar scored just nine runs against Bangladesh and is now just two points ahead of second-placed Shubman Gill. He has scored a total of 216 runs in seven innings of the World Cup and his nearest rival Shubman Gill of India has so far been able to score only 104 runs in four innings. Australia’s experienced batsman David Warner has moved up one place to fourth position based on his 413 runs in the World Cup, while India captain Rohit Sharma has improved three places to fifth position based on his 398 runs in the tournament. went.
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards has scored 204 runs in six innings in the World Cup and has moved up 11 places to 16th in the list of ODI batsmen. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan continues his lead at the top of the ODI all-rounders’ rankings, with South Africa’s Marco Jansen moving up two places to ninth and New Zealand’s youngster Rachin Ravindra moving up 14 places to 17th.