The ICC ODI player rankings have undergone significant changes, with Shubman Gill’s remarkable ascent to the second position in the batting rankings being the most notable.
After delivering an outstanding performance in the ongoing Asia Cup, several Indian players have made significant strides in the ICC ODI player rankings. Shubman Gill, who has amassed 154 runs in four matches, including two half-centuries, has achieved his career-best ranking, securing the second spot. Only Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, remains ahead of him.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have also performed exceptionally well in the Asia Cup, which is reflected in their improved rankings. Both have climbed two spots and are now ranked eighth and ninth, respectively, in the batting rankings.
In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav has been a formidable force in the Asia Cup, taking nine wickets in three matches at an impressive average of 11.33. Consequently, he has climbed five places to secure the seventh position in the ICC ODI bowlers’ rankings. Hardik Pandya has also made a notable move, rising four places to attain the sixth position in the ODI all-rounders’ rankings.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan openers, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq, have experienced a decline in their batting rankings due to their subpar performances in the tournament. Zaman has dropped three spots to the tenth position, while Imam has slipped one spot to fifth.
On the other hand, Pakistani bowlers have shown improvement in their rankings. Despite injuries, Haris Rauf has surged by eight places to reach 21st, and Naseem Shah has made an impressive jump of 11 places, sharing the 51st position in the bowlers’ rankings.
In other regions, Australian and South African players have also witnessed changes in their rankings. David Warner has moved up one place to fourth in the ODI batting rankings, while Travis Head has risen by six spots to reach 20th. South Africa’s Temba Bavuma has made a substantial leap, gaining 21 positions to achieve a career-high ranking of 11th.
Among the bowlers, Josh Hazlewood has solidified his top position in the ODI bowlers’ rankings following his performance in the first match of the series. Additionally, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi have advanced in the rankings, with Maharaj now ranked 25th (up by 10 places) and Shamsi ranked 29th (up by 15 places).