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Shubman Gill Overtakes Babar Azam as New No.1 ODI Batter

The newest MRF Tyres ICC Men's Batting Rankings show a major change in the cricket world as young Indian phenom Shubman Gill has overtaken Pakistan's Babar Azam to become the new No. 1 ODI batter. Babar Azam's more than two-year reign as the top-ranked ODI batsman comes to an end with this.
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In a significant shift in the cricketing world, young Indian sensation Shubman Gill has dethroned Pakistan’s Babar Azam to become the new No.1 ODI batter, according to the latest MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Batting Rankings. This marks the end of Babar Azam’s more than two-year reign as the top-ranked ODI batter.

Shubman Gill’s Rise to No.1

Shubman Gill’s remarkable journey to the pinnacle of ODI batting is highlighted, as he joins the elite company of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli as the fourth Indian player to claim the No.1 ODI batter ranking. The right-handed batsman achieved this honor through his stellar performances during India’s campaign at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Gill’s Impressive World Cup Run

Gill’s contributions at the World Cup, including his notable scores of 92 against Sri Lanka and 23 against South Africa, are discussed. He amassed a total of 219 runs from six innings at the tournament, solidifying his claim to the No.1 spot.

Babar Azam’s Reign Ends

After two years at the top, Babar Azam slips to the second position in the rankings, trailing Gill by six rating points. The end of Babar’s reign is acknowledged, highlighting the significance of Gill’s achievement.

India’s Day of Glory

The article underscores the significant day for Indian cricket, as not only did Shubman Gill ascend to the No.1 ranking, but former captain Virat Kohli also made a remarkable jump to fourth place on the ODI batter rankings. This change in rankings is attributed to India’s exceptional performance at the World Cup.

Reshuffling in the Top 10

The top 10 rankings for both batting and bowling in ODIs witnessed a major reshuffling due to standout performances at the World Cup. The impact of Indian cricketers on these rankings is emphasized, with Gill, Kohli, and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj standing out.

Shreyas Iyer’s Impressive Leap

Shreyas Iyer’s significant jump of 17 places to the 18th position on the ODI batter rankings is highlighted. The article also acknowledges the improvements made by Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman and Afghanistan’s Ibrahim Zadran.

Transformed ODI Bowler Rankings

The article observes a significant transformation in the ODI bowler rankings since the beginning of the World Cup. The rankings feature four Indian players in the top 10, with Mohammed Siraj regaining his No.1 status. Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami all secure places in the top 10.

Notable Bowler Movements

South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj and Australia’s Adam Zampa make substantial progress in the top 10 bowler rankings. Additionally, the World Cup’s leading wicket-taker, Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madushanka, makes a noteworthy leap to 45th place.

All-Rounder Rankings

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan maintains his No.1 rank among all-rounders, while Australia’s Glenn Maxwell improves to sixth place after his standout performance against Afghanistan.

Shubman Gill’s rise to the No.1 ODI batter ranking marks a significant moment in cricket history, as he overtakes Babar Azam’s long-standing reign. India’s impressive performance at the World Cup leads to major changes in the rankings, reaffirming their dominance on the cricketing stage.

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