With Babar Azam being the NO.1 ODI batter, the Indian batter Shubman Gill keeps up the pressure for the Pakistan Skipper as he rises to second place in the MRF tyres ODI batter rankings.
Shubman Gill closes gap with No.1 batters spot in ODI rankings
Shubman Gill has been impressive in ODI formats these days and had an impressive total of 178 runs on the first two ODI matches of Australia’s tour of India 2023. He had an impressive knock of 74 in the first ODI match at Mohali and an impressive century in the second ODI making his sixth ODI century on Holkar Stadium to reach a new career-high rating on the updated list for ODI batters.
He has a total of 847 rating points and just 10 points below the Pakistan Skipper Babar Azam before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup on October 5.
With Pakistan having no match to play before the Warmup games and India having one game to play against Australia, it will be possible for Babar Azam pushed back to second place.
The race between these batters for the No.1 position in ODI rankings will continue to be closely rivaled throughout the World Cup 2023.
South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen is placed at No.3 and more than 100 points below the leading duo, while Ireland’s young gun Harry Tector rises to fourth despite the match against England being affected by rain. India duo Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul have also raised up their ODI rankings after their impressive performance against Australia.
The Indian bowler Mohammad Siraj rose to the top in the ICC ODI bowler rankings with his impressive display on a six-wicket haul in the final match of the Asia Cup 2023 against Sri Lanka. He helped the team with a quick victory in the match.
He holds the position with an 11-point lead over Aussie seamer Josh Hazlewood at the top of the rankings despite being rested during the ODI series against Australia. Australian Spinner Adam Zampa improved one place to seventh with his three-wicket from the two matches against India.
Mohammad Shami raised nine spots to equal 25th and Australia bowler Sean Abbott made 14 places above. The Bangladesh Bowler Rahman has also improved his spot to 23 with his five-wicket dismissal in the ODI series against New Zealand. With the World Cup set to begin on October 5, there will be many changes in the rankings.
The ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 is set to begin on October 5 with England and New Zealand to play the first match of the tournament at Narendra Modi Stadium.