ICC Men's ODI Rankings: Babar Azam's reign is in danger, this player made a dent; Kohli-Rohit returns in top-10!


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After a stellar performance against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023, Indian star opener Shubman Gill has achieved a career-best second position in the ICC men's ODI rankings released on Wednesday.

Gill ranked second, is the highest-ranked among the three Indian batsmen who are now in the top 10 of the rankings. The other two Indian captains in the top 10 are Rohit Sharma (8th) and Virat Kohli (9th). Last time in January 2019, three Indian batsmen were in the top-10 list of ODI.

At that time, there were three batsmen, Rohit, Kohli, and veteran Shikhar Dhawan who was out of the team. Gill, who scored 58 and shared a 121-run opening partnership with Rohit Sharma in the Asia Cup match against Pakistan, has moved up one place in the latest charts released by Global Cricket, while the Indian captain and Kohli have got two places each. The location is an advantage. 


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Rohit has scored three consecutive half-centuries so far in the ongoing Asia Cup while Kohli has progressed thanks to his unbeaten 122-run innings against Pakistan. There is less than a month left for the ICC Men's ODI World Cup to begin and Pakistan also has three batsmen in the top 10.

Captain Babar Azam is on top and has a lead of more than 100 rating points over Gill, while Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are placed fifth and 10th respectively. Australian players Davis Warner (up one place to fourth), Travis Head (up six places to 20th), and Marnus Labuschagne (up 24 places to 45th) have made significant progress, while KL Rahul (up 10 places to 37th ) is in place. And Ishan Kishan (up two places to 22nd place).


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Indian left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up five places to seventh position after taking nine wickets in two matches in the Asia Cup. Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf has climbed eight places to 21st position, while India's fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah (up eight places to 27th) and all-rounder Hardik Pandya (up 21 places to 56th) have also made big gains.

Pandya has also moved up four places to sixth position among all-rounders. South African spinners Keshav Maharaj (up 10 places to 25th) and Tabraiz Shamsi (up 15 places to 29th) are among the others to move up in the rankings.