As the cricket world gears up for the ICC World Cup 2023, Pakistan’s national team captain, Babar Azam, is set to enter the tournament as the number one batsman, according to the ODI Batsmen Ranking.
Babar Azam has retained his top position in the ODI batsmen ranking. However, it’s worth noting that the competition at the top is heating up, with the gap between him and India’s Shubman Gill narrowing.
Babar Azam currently boasts a rating of 857 points, ensuring he maintains his number one ranking. On the other hand, Shubman Gill has seen his rating points rise from 814 to 847. This makes for an exciting battle at the summit of the ODI batsmen rankings.
In addition to Babar Azam, Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq has made significant progress, moving up from fourth to fifth place in the rankings. Furthermore, Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman is among the top 10 ODI batsmen, securing the 10th spot.
In the ICC ODI bowlers’ rankings, India’s Mohammad Siraj holds the top position, followed by Australia’s Josh Hazlewood in second place. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has climbed to the fourth position from fifth, showcasing his prowess as a top bowler.
New Zealand’s Trent Boult ranks fifth in the ODI bowlers’ rankings. Among Pakistani bowlers, Shaheen Afridi holds the eighth position, while Haris Rauf has secured the 22nd spot, marking a two-place improvement.
Bangladesh’s Shakib-ul-Hasan maintains his dominance as the top-ranked all-rounder in the ICC ODI all-rounders’ rankings.
With these rankings setting the stage, cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the ICC World Cup 2023, anticipating thrilling performances from the top-ranked players and their respective teams.