Gill’s Stellar Performance Earns Top ODI Batter Ranking
Indian cricket player Gill has ascended to the top of the ODI batter ranking, displacing Babar. This achievement comes on the heels of his robust start in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. He is now the fourth Indian player to hold this prestigious ranking, following in the footsteps of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli.
Gill’s recent performances, including scores of 92 against Sri Lanka and 23 against South Africa, have been instrumental in his rise. He has accumulated a total of 219 runs from six innings in the tournament.
Despite Babar’s impressive total of 282 runs from eight innings, he has slipped to second place, ending his two-year reign as the top-ranked ODI batter.
India’s Day of Triumph: Kohli and Siraj Make Significant Leaps
India’s cricket team has had a day of triumph, with former captain Kohli jumping to fourth place in the ODI batter rankings and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj topping the ODI bowlers list. Siraj’s 10 wickets at the World Cup have propelled him to this position.
The World Cup has brought about significant changes in the top 10 of both batting and bowling ODI lists. It’s no surprise that India’s cricket stars have made the most significant impact.
Kohli’s leap to fourth place, just one rating point behind third-placed South African Quinton de Kock, is due to his impressive 543 runs in the tournament.
Other Notable Movements in the Rankings
Shreyas Iyer has made a remarkable leap of 17 places to 18th in the ODI batters list. Other players making significant progress include Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman, who moved up three spots to 11th, and Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran, who climbed six spots to 12th.
The ODI bowler rankings have also seen a major reshuffle, with four Indian players now in the top 10. Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami have all moved up in the rankings, occupying the fourth, eighth, and tenth spots respectively.
Other significant movers in the top 10 include South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj and Australia’s Adam Zampa, while last week’s top-ranked ODI bowler Shaheen Afridi has slipped to fifth place.
Leading Wicket-Taker and Top All-Rounder Rankings
Sri Lanka pacer Dilshan Madushanka, the leading wicket-taker at the World Cup, has made a significant leap of 31 places to 45th in the ODI bowlers list. Other notable movers include India spinner Ravindra Jadeja and South Africa’s Marco Jansen.
Despite an early exit from the World Cup due to injury, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan retains his position as the top-ranked all-rounder. Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has moved up two spots to sixth following his match-winning performance against Afghanistan.