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Babar Azam Maintains Lead In ODI Rankings

Babar Azam Maintains Lead In ODI Rankings

In the most recent update from the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday, former Pakistan captain Babar Azam has successfully retained his top spot in the One Day International (ODI) rankings. The right-handed batsman currently holds the premier position with a total of 824 points. Trailing behind Azam are three Indian cricketers, with Shubman Gill securing 801 points, Virat Kohli following closely with 768 points, and Rohit Sharma occupying the fourth position with 746 points.

Notable movements in the rankings include Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka, who ascended five places to 15th overall after an impressive unbeaten innings of 97 in the second match of a series. Pathum Nissanka’s remarkable double century in the series opener propelled him 10 spots up to the 18th position. Another Sri Lankan batsman, Sadeera Samarawickrama, climbed six places to 41st due to a stylish half-century.

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In the Test rankings, there are minimal changes at the top. Kane Williamson extended his lead as the top-ranked batter after delivering a pair of centuries in the initial Test against South Africa. On the other hand, Indian pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah continues to maintain his leading position among bowlers.

New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson made significant progress in the rankings, moving up six places to the eighth spot overall after claiming six wickets in the match against South Africa in Mount Maunganui. This remarkable performance showcased his prowess as a right-arm pacer. Additionally, Jamieson ascended two places to 13th on the Test all-rounders list, securing this rise through his contribution of 8* with the bat against South Africa. Meanwhile, India’s Ravindra Jadeja continues to dominate the Test all-rounders category comprehensively.

The ICC rankings provide a comprehensive overview of the current standings of cricketers across different formats of the game, reflecting their recent performances. The consistent presence of Babar Azam at the top of the ODI rankings demonstrates his sustained excellence, while the notable shifts in other rankings highlight the dynamic nature of player standings in international cricket. As the cricketing landscape evolves, these rankings serve as a valuable benchmark for players, teams, and fans alike to gauge individual and collective achievements in the sport.