Pakistani pacers Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah rose in ICC ODI rankings. Pakistan’s pace spearhead Afridi rose four places to fifth on this list with six wickets in his first two Asia Cup 2023 matches.
Shaheen, Naseem, Haris rise in ICC ODI rankings
Rauf (up 14 to 29th) and Naseem Shah (up 13 to 68th) had career-high ratings after good performances. Additionally, India’s young guns Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan have set career best ratings.
“While Babar still holds a significant lead at the top of the ODI batter rankings, both Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan have made inroads on the Pakistan skipper following their impressive starts to the ongoing Asia Cup 2023,” the ICC said in a press release.
“Gill hit an unbeaten 67* during India’s must-win clash against Nepal and moved up to a career-high rating of 750 rating points as a result and third place on the ODI batter rankings less than one month out from the start of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
“Kishan showed his class with a brilliant 82 during India’s match with Pakistan in Pallekele and was also rewarded with a new career-best mark of 624 rating points and a 12-place rise to 24th on the updated list for ODI batters.
“Babar has had just one innings thus far at the Asia Cup and showed just how destructive he can be with a superb 151 against Nepal and the inspirational Pakistan skipper still holds a commanding lead at the top of the ODI batter rankings with a total of 882 rating points.”