In the recent ICC ODI rankings update, Indian opening batsman Shubman Gill has gained one spot. Gill now occupies the fourth position among ODI batsmen. Apart from Gill, Virat Kohli holds the ninth position. Among bowlers, Mohammed Siraj has moved up one place after conceding a point in the fourth position, while Kuldeep Yadav is placed at the tenth position. Pakistan’s victory over Afghanistan in the first ODI match of the Hambantota series has benefited several of their players in the ICC rankings.
Babar Azam’s team marked a spectacular victory over Afghanistan with a margin of 142 runs on Tuesday, issuing a warning before this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and fast bowler Haris Rauf were standout performers. Imam’s innings of 61 runs steadied Pakistan’s innings, and his jump of one position in the batsmen’s ranking has landed him at the third spot. Despite getting out for a duck on the third ball of the match, Babar Azam’s dominance remains intact.
Babar now stands ahead of South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen (777) with 880 rating points, while Imam is in third place with 752 points. India’s Shubman Gill occupies the fourth place with 743 rating points, while Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman is in fifth place with 740 points. After Mohammad Rizwan’s 21-run performance against Afghanistan, he has moved three places up to the 58th spot in the batsmen’s list.
In the bowlers’ ODI rankings, Australia’s fast bowler Josh Hazlewood still holds the top position with 705 rating points. With 686 points, Mitchell Starc is in second place, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman has risen three places to third after taking three wickets against Pakistan. Mohammad Nabi has reached the 11th position after his two wickets in a single match, while Shadab Khan’s five-wicket haul against Pakistan has propelled him to a career-high 36th position.
Following the series against New Zealand and Ireland, there have been some changes in the T20 rankings. After being the leading run-scorer with 126 runs in the series, Mark Chapman has jumped eight places to reach the 24th position in the T20 batsmen’s ranking. India’s Suryakumar Yadav continues to hold the top position. Rituraj Gaikwad has improved 143 spots to the 87th position after his half-century against Ireland in the second match.
In the T20 bowlers’ ranking, India’s Ravi Bishnoi has climbed 17 spots to the 65th position after consistently taking two wickets in two matches against Ireland. Star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has made an impactful return after injury, jumping seven places to the 84th position.