Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan reach career-high ODI batting rankings, close gap on Babar Azam
Indian batsmen Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan have achieved new career-high ratings in the ODI Batting Rankings, making significant progress in their pursuit of the top-ranked batter, Babar Azam.
Indian cricketers Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan have achieved new career-high ratings in the ODI Batting Rankings and are closing in on the top-ranked batter in the world, Babar Azam.
Although Babar Azam maintains a significant lead at the pinnacle of the ODI batting rankings, both Gill and Ishan have made substantial strides after their impressive performances in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, as reported by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Shubman Gill’s unbeaten 67* during India’s crucial match against Nepal propelled him to a career-best rating of 750 points. This achievement has placed him in the third position on the ODI batting rankings, less than a month away from the commencement of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Ishan Kishan showcased his talent with a splendid knock of 82 in India’s match against Pakistan in Pallekele. This exceptional performance earned him a new career-best rating of 624 points and propelled him 12 places higher to the 24th position on the updated ODI batting rankings.
Despite having played just one innings in the Asia Cup so far, Babar Azam demonstrated his destructive capabilities by scoring a superb 151 against Nepal. As a result, the inspirational Pakistan skipper still holds a commanding lead at the top of the ODI batting rankings with a total of 882 rating points.
Rassie van der Dussen, a powerful South African batter, maintains his second-place ranking closely behind Babar Azam. Shubman Gill’s recent surge in rankings places him as the latest contender to challenge the top two.
In addition to the batting rankings, the latest ODI bowler rankings also witnessed significant changes, with several international stars performing well at the Asia Cup.
Pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi has climbed four places to secure the fifth position overall on the bowler rankings. This improvement comes as a result of his impressive performance, including six wickets from Pakistan’s first two matches. His teammates Haris Rauf (up 14 to equal 29th) and Naseem Shah (up 13 to 68th) have achieved new career-high ratings due to their outstanding efforts.
Bangladesh’s skipper Shakib Al Hasan has risen two places to claim the 10th position on the bowler rankings, while Sri Lanka’s spinner Maheesh Theekshana (up five spots to 15th) also made significant progress.
At the top of the competitive bowler rankings, Australia’s Josh Hazlewood holds the first position, followed closely by Mitchell Starc in second place.
In addition to the ODI rankings, there were notable changes in the T20I rankings following exciting series between South Africa and Australia, as well as England and New Zealand.
South Africa’s captain Aiden Markram has moved up one place to share the third spot in the T20I batting rankings and advanced four positions to secure the fourth position in the all-rounders’ rankings following his impressive performances on home soil.
Australia’s counterpart Mitchell Marsh has climbed 14 places in the batting rankings to reach the 11th position, thanks to his exceptional Player of the Series performances.
New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips (up three places to 14th) and Finn Allen (up 22 spots to 22nd) have made significant advancements in the T20I batting rankings. Meanwhile, England’s skipper Jos Buttler (up two places to eighth) and young talent Harry Brook (up 51 spots to share the 27th position) have risen in the rankings following their noteworthy contributions against New Zealand.
In the T20I bowler rankings, England’s Adil Rashid has ascended two places to secure the second position, with Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan leading the list. England’s seamer Sam Curran has improved by one spot to claim the eighth position in the competitive top 10 bowlers’ rankings.