Friday, December 1, 2023

Babar Azam’s reign as No.1 ODI batter in Danger Ahead of World Cup

Against Australia, Shubman Gill’s impressive performances in the first and second ODI are expected to uplift him to the top spot in the ODI batting rankings.

Shubman Gill’s great performance in the continuing ODI series against Australia indicates that he is on track to beat Babar Azam and take the top spot as the No.1 ranked ODI batter.

Gill currently holds the second spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen with 814 points. Babar Azam, has a rating of 857, topping the second-place player by just 43 points, according to the most recent ICC rankings update.

Gill has scored 74 runs off 63 balls in the first ODI against Australia on Friday and played a brilliant 104-run knock from 97 balls in the second ODI on Sunday. These two remarkable innings are likely to uplift Gill to the top of the ODI batting rankings.

In the year 2023, Gill has been ruling the ODI format, topping the batting charts with 1221 runs in 20 innings. On the other hand, Pakistan’s Leader, scored 745 runs in 15 innings. Gill’s consistent performance makes him a strong contender for the coveted number one spot in ODI batting rankings.

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