Rankings for ODI bowlers and batsmen dethrone Pakistan

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Earlier this month, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that India’s Mohammad Siraj and Shubman Gill had dethroned Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi and Babar Azam from their coveted positions at the top of the bowlers and batsmen rankings.  

As the best ODI batter for the past two years, Shubman Gill has taken over the position from Pakistani skipper Asif Ali, who has occupied the position for more than two years. 

A solid start to India’s campaign at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has propelled Gill to the top position after he provided a solid start to their campaign. After Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, he has now managed to become the fourth Indian to hold the No. 1 spot after these three greats.

A weekly update of the ICC rankings is published every Wednesday and can be found here.

With an average score of 830 points, Gill is currently in a position to win the game, while Babar is ranked second with 824 points.

The Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, who has also made a major move in the rankings by securing the fourth position, is also a major move from Gill.

In the wake of Pakistan’s superb performance against New Zealand, Fakhar Zaman has also jumped from the 15th position in the rankings to the 11th position.

In addition to this, the rankings in the world of bowling have also seen a lot of changes.

Earlier this week, Shaheen Shah Afridi, who was ranked as the number-one bowler in the world, has been dethroned by Mohammed Siraj of India, who became the number-two bowler. There is now a tie between the Pakistani southpaw and the Australian Josh Hazlewood on the fifth spot in the ICC Test rankings. Next to them are India’s Kuldeep Yadav, Australia’s Adam Zampa, and South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj.

Despite being forced out of the World Cup due to an injury, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan remains the top all-rounder in the world despite being ranked No 1 in the all-rounder rankings. After a match-winning performance against Afghanistan in Mumbai a day earlier, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell increased two positions to sit at sixth in the rankings following his match-winning exploits.

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