Despite scoring a commendable 157 runs in five innings at the Cricket World Cup, Babar’s total rating points have dipped to 829. His latest contribution was a valiant 74 runs in a match against Afghanistan in Chennai, which unfortunately ended in a loss.
Gill’s Impressive Performance Boosts His Ranking
India’s right-handed opener, Gill, has managed to accumulate 95 runs in just three matches, pushing his rating points to 823. His remarkable innings of 53 against Bangladesh in Pune has been a significant factor in his rise.
Quinton de Kock: A Threat to Babar’s Position
Quinton de Kock, the in-form South African player, is not far behind in the race for the top spot in the ODI batter rankings. His exceptional performance at the World Cup, marked by three stunning centuries, has placed him in third place.
Other Significant Movers in the Rankings
Heinrich Klaasen, another South African player, has climbed seven places to reach fourth, achieving a new career-high rating. Veteran players Virat Kohli and David Warner have also improved their positions, sharing the fifth spot after delivering solid performances in India.
Consistent middle-order player Daryl Mitchell from New Zealand has made a significant leap, moving up 16 places to 13th overall, thanks to his 268 runs from four innings at the World Cup.
ODI Bowler Rankings: Hazlewood Holds the Top Spot
Australia’s Josh Hazlewood continues to lead the ODI bowler rankings, but competition is heating up. India’s Mohammed Siraj, who has claimed six wickets in five World Cup matches, has moved up one place to second.
Spinners Making Their Mark
South African spinner Keshav Maharaj and Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi have both improved their rankings. Maharaj, with his seven wickets in the tournament, has moved up two places to third, achieving a new career-high rating. Nabi has climbed four places to sixth. Australia’s Adam Zampa has also risen four places to seventh.
All-Rounder Rankings: Shakib Al Hasan Leads
Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan continues to dominate the ODI all-rounder rankings. However, South Africa’s Marco Jansen has made a significant leap, moving up 23 places to share the 11th spot with Scotland’s Michael Leask.