In the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings update, Babar Azam maintains his stronghold on the No. 1 spot in the batting rankings, extending his lead with an impressive performance in the Cricket World Cup. Despite overcoming illness, India’s Shubman Gill holds onto second place after a modest start to his campaign with 12 runs against Pakistan.
The batting landscape witnesses notable shifts as South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, propelled by back-to-back centuries at the World Cup, climbs three places to third. India’s captain Rohit Sharma makes a significant leap of five places, securing the sixth spot after stellar knocks of 131 against Afghanistan and an authoritative 86 against arch-rivals Pakistan.
Surprise victories in the tournament led to upward movements for Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz (up 19 spots to 18th) and the Netherlands’ Scott Edwards (up 16 spots to 27th) in the batting rankings.
In the bowling department, New Zealand’s Trent Boult is on the cusp of claiming the top spot, trailing leader Josh Hazlewood by a single rating point. Boult’s impactful spell against Bangladesh, including his 200th ODI wicket, showcases his prowess in crucial moments. Afghanistan’s magician Rashid Khan rises to fourth place in the bowling rankings, while South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj makes a significant jump of seven spots to jointly occupy the fifth position with Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
The ODI All-rounder Rankings maintain Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan at the pinnacle with 343 rating points. New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner, fueled by a strong start in the Cricket World Cup, climbs to equal sixth in the bowling rankings.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell makes strides in the all-rounder rankings, ascending three places to eighth, thanks to his impactful performances with the ball in the ongoing tournament. Virat Kohli from India holds the 10th position with a rating of 711, reaching a career-best of 911 against England in 2018. Similarly, Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq also secures the 10th spot with a rating of 705 and a personal best of 815 against the West Indies in 2022.
As the Cricket World Cup unfolds, the rankings continue to reflect the dynamic performances and evolving standings of cricket’s premier players.