Gill and Siraj Spearhead Indian Dominance in ICC ODI Rankings
Shubman Gill Surpasses Babar Azam to Become the New No. 1 ODI Batsman, While Siraj Regains Top Spot in Bowling Rankings.
Men’s ODI batting rankings see Shubman Gill overtake Babar Azam for the top spot, and Mohammed Siraj takes the top spot among ODI bowlers. With Kuldeep Yadav breaking into the top five and Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the top ten, the bowling rankings clearly show the dominance of India. Furthermore, Virat Kohli has risen three spots to No. 4 in the batters’ rankings as a result of his outstanding World Cup performance. He is currently only one rating point behind Quinton de Kock, the current World Cup leader in runs scored.
In Twenty20 International Cricket, Shubman Gill has had an incredible year, scoring 1449 runs in 26 matches, including four hundreds and a double century. His batting average for the year is 63.00, which is higher than his lifetime average of 61.02. In spite of a delayed start to the World Cup—he missed the first few matches because of dengue—Gill has amassed 219 runs in six innings, including two significant fifties against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
However, Babar Azam has also had an excellent World Cup, amassing four half-centuries in eight innings. But with Gill gaining ground on him, it became difficult for him to hold onto the number one position he had occupied for more than two years.
As of right now, Gill is the fourth player from India to hold the title of best ODI batsman in the ICC rankings, following in the esteemed footsteps of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and Sachin Tendulkar.
In Mumbai, Glenn Maxwell’s incredible performance to lead Australia to the semi-finals with an undefeated double-century stands as the most remarkable individual batting display of the World Cup. This incredible accomplishment moved him up two spots to sixth in the standings. After a strong World Cup performance, another centurion, Ibrahim Zadran, moved up six spots to 12th place. A major factor in his team’s performance, Fakhar Zaman is presently ranked No. 11 among batters, barely outside the top ten. He has moved up three spots in the rankings.
The rankings generally reflect India’s outstanding performance at the World Cup, where they are still unbeaten after winning all eight of their league-stage games by significant scores. The two players who have performed exceptionally well with the bat are Rohit Sharma, ranked No. 5, and Virat Kohli, now ranked No. 2 (behind de Kock). But India’s bowling unit has really come into its own. The combined efforts of Mohammed Shami (16 wickets in four games), Jasprit Bumrah (15 wickets in eight games), Ravindra Jadeja (14 wickets in eight games), Kuldeep Yadav (12 wickets in eight games), and Mohammed Siraj (ten wickets in eight games) have been impressive, even though none of their bowlers are among the top three in terms of wicket-takers. India has shown their superiority in the bowling department by bowling out South Africa for 83, Sri Lanka for 55, and England for 129 in their last three games.
Mohammed Siraj has jumped from third to first place in the bowling rankings as a result of his outstanding performances. After ranking first the week before, Shaheen Shah Afridi is now placed fifth, behind spinners Keshav Maharaj and Adam Zampa, who is currently ranked second and third, respectively. Zampa is the second greatest wicket-taker at the World Cup.
Kuldeep Yadav has moved up three spaces to fourth place among Indian bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah has moved up three spots to eighth place, and Mohammed Shami has moved up seven spots to tenth place.
Apart from these modifications, the ranks of other leading wicket-takers in the World Cup have also improved. Marco Jansen has climbed nine spots to share the 24th position in the rankings, while Dilshan Madushanka has climbed 31 ranks to reach No. 45.