Shubman Gill (832 points) continues to lead the way in the ICC Men’s ODI batting rankings after dethroning Babar Azam (824 points) last week. India’s batting lynchpins Virat Kohli (772 points) and Rohit Sharma (760 points) occupy 4th and 5th spots respectively, with the India skipper rising one spot in the latest update.
ICC ODI player rankings update
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Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul too have made ground after brilliant performances that were capped off with centuries apiece against Netherlands in the final league stage game. Iyer climbed five spots to equal No.13 along with Fakhar Zaman while KL Rahul jumped to 17th from 24th.
The World Cup now heads into the knockout stages and the rankings could see even more changes come next week with seven of the top 10 in batters and bowlers rankings featuring in the semi-finals.
India are set to face New Zealand at the Wankhede on Wednesday while South Africa take on Australia at the Eden Gardens the day after. The grand finale will take place on 19 November at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Meanwhile, a new World No.1 bowler has been crowned in the ICC Men’s ODI Bowlers Rankings with South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj climbing the charts to the summit, while Siraj moved down a spot from the top.
Since the last update last Wednesday, Maharaj picked up seven wickets in three matches, which included a four-for against New Zealand in Pune. He was one of the very few bowlers who troubled India, returning figures of 1/30 when the hosts scored 326. In the final group stage game, the left-arm spinner scalped two wickets against Afghanistan.
Siraj, who scalped six wickets in India’s last three matches, isn’t too far behind Maharaj with only three rating points separating the two. His compatriots Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav occupy two of the three remaining spots in the Top 5.