Dubai : Young India opener Shubman Gill has risen a whopping 93 places to 38th place in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Rankings for batters following his superb performance in the recently concluded three-match series against Zimbabwe in Harare.The team, led by KL Rahul, made a clean sweep of the ODI series with the 22-year-old Gill finishing as the leading run-scorer with 245 runs, which also included a century.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam continues to lead the ODI batting charts with 890 points, with India’s Virat Kohli and all-format skipper Rohit Sharma occupying the fifth and sixth spots respectively.Meanwhile, the match-winning exploits of South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada against England in the opening Test at Lord’s have been rewarded as he has made giant strides on the latest Men’s Player Rankings.
Rabada was at his brilliant best during the Proteas’ innings victory with the right-armer adding his name to the Honours Board at Lord’s for the first time and collecting seven wickets for the match.Not only did his efforts help South Africa maintain their lead at the top of the World Test Championship (WTC) standings, it also saw the 27-year-old jump two places to third overall on the latest Test bowler rankings.
Fellow pacer Anrich Nortje tormented the England batters with six wickets for the match and he rose 14 places to 25th overall on the latest rankings for bowlers. Australia skipper Pat Cummins (891 rating points) and India veteran Ravi Ashwin (842) still lead the way on the list for bowlers, but Rabada (836) is making his move courtesy of his 12th five-wicket haul in Test cricket, according to ICC.
South Africa captain Dean Elgar jumped one place to 13th overall on the Test batter rankings, while compatriot Marco Jensen rose 17 spots to 17th on the all-rounder list.