ICC ODI Rankings: Babar Azam reach career-best rating points, Virat Kohli remains at number 2 – Pakistan cricket talismanic batsman Babar Azam achieved career-best rating points of 873 in the ICC ODI rankings after a fine display of batting in the third ODI against England where he hit 158 runs in losing cause. India captain Virat Kohli remained at the second spot as he has not played ODI since England series earlier this year.
The 26-year-old, Babar, has gained eight rating points to reach a career-best 873 rating points, 16 more than India captain. Rohit Sharma is third with 825 rating points.
ICC ODI Rankings: Others to gain in Wednesday’s updates include the Ireland pair of William Porterfield (up five places to 74th) and Harry Trector (up 37 places to 90th) , South Africa’s Janneman Malan (up 12 places to 95th) and England’s James Vince (up 85 places to 113th) in the batters’ list.
England fast bowler Saqib Mahmood (up 89 places to 63rd), Ireland’s Craig Young (up four places to 78th) and Joshua Little (up 22 places to 86th) have moved up among bowlers.
In the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings, Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has made headway after knocks of 81 and 92 in the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Harare, which his team lost by 220 runs. He is up seven places to 28th position.
Fabian Allen breaks into the top 10 of the @MRFWorldwide ICC T20I Player Rankings for bowling 📈
He has jumped up 16 spots!
— ICC (@ICC) July 14, 2021
Bowlers Blessing Muzarabani (up six places to 45th) and Donald Tiripano (up three places to 76th) are other Zimbabwe players to gain in the latest weekly update.
For Bangladesh, century-maker Mahmudullah is up 19 places to 44th and Liton Das has gained 15 places and is now 55th. Spinner Mehidy Hasan is up six places to 24th after finishing with a nine-wicket match haul. Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed has advanced from 95th to 89th position.
In the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings update, West Indies spinner Fabian Allen entered the top 10 of the ICC Men’s T20I Rankings after an outstanding display of bowling against Australia. The left-arm spinner has gained 16 spots to reach 10th position in the bowlers’ list. grabbing three wickets in the first three matches, which have all been won by the West Indies, who defend their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup title later this year.
Fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell (up two places to 22nd), Dwayne Bravo (up seven places to 37th) and Obed McKoy (up 15 places to 38th) have also moved up in the bowlers’ list for the West Indies, while for Australia, left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has advanced five places and is now in 29th position.
Shimron Hetmyer (up 37 places to 62nd) and Lendl Simons (up six places to 64th) have moved up in the batsmen’s list as have veterans Chris Gayle and Andre Russell, who are tied in 103rd place after gaining 22 and 38 places, respectively.