Babar Azam lost the top position in the ODI rankings after more than two years

Babar Azam lost the top position in the ODI rankings after more than two years, Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s reign as the world’s No. 1 ODI batsman has come to an end, with India’s young gun Shipman Gul taking the top spot in the latest ICC men’s batting rankings.

Babar Azam had held the top position for more than two years. Shubman Gul rose to the top spot after providing a solid start to India’s campaign in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

He became the fourth Indian player after Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli to occupy the top position. Currently, Shubman Gill is leading with 830 points while Babar Azam is second with 824 points.

Apart from Shibman Gill, India’s Virat Kohli has also made significant progress by securing the fourth position in the ranking and is just one point behind South Africa’s Quinton de Kock who is at the third position thanks to his 543 runs in the World Cup.

Shreyas Iyer also jumped a total of 17 places to 18th in the ODI batsmen’s list, followed by Pakistani opener Fakhar Zaman (up three places to 11th) and Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran (up six places) are at 12th position.

Mohammad Siraj improved two places to regain his crown as the No. 1 bowler in the ODI rankings, while Kuldeep Yadav (up three places to fourth), Jasprit Bumrah (up three places to No. 8) and Mohammad Shami (7 places from top to 10th) are all in the top 10.

South African spinner Keshav Maharaj (up two places to second) and Australia’s Adam Zampa (up six places to third) are the bowlers in the top 10, with last week’s No. 1 ODI bowler Shaheen Afridi four places.

He fell to joint fifth with fellow fast bowler Josh Hazlewood. Sri Lankan pacer Dilshan Madhushanka jumps 31 places to 45th in the ODI bowlers’ list, followed by Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja (up eight places to 19th) and South African left-armer Marco Johnson. (up 9 places to 24th) are the other big movers.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan remains the No. 1 all-rounder despite an early exit from the World Cup due to injury, with Australia’s veteran all-rounder Glenn Maxwell moving up two ranks after his match-winning heroics against Afghanistan in Mumbai on Tuesday. They are in the sixth position.

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