Indian cricketers Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma have made notable progress in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings updated recently. Gill has achieved a career-best fourth position, followed by Kohli in sixth and Sharma maintaining his eighth spot. Their remarkable performances this year include Gill scoring 624 runs at an average of 78, Kohli amassing 427 runs with an average of 53.37, and Rohit tallying 371 runs at an average of 46.37. In the bowling department, Mohammed Siraj is the only Indian bowler ranked, holding onto the third position.
As the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 approaches, India’s powerful batting lineup, featuring Gill, Kohli, and Sharma, appears even more formidable. The trio’s scintillating form in ODIs this year, which has secured them top-10 positions in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings, is expected to provide India with a competitive edge in the upcoming mega event scheduled for October and November.
India’s stellar performance in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, where they topped the group stage with 15 points, showcased their ability to thrive in high-pressure situations. Under Virat Kohli’s leadership, the team secured seven victories out of nine matches in the group stage, only to be narrowly defeated by New Zealand in the semi-final. Rohit Sharma emerged as the highest run-scorer in the 2019 tournament with 648 runs and five centuries, while Virat Kohli contributed significantly as well.
With the World Cup 2023 set to be held in India, the team will benefit from their familiarity with local conditions and the unwavering support of passionate fans. The experience gained from the previous World Cup, combined with the stellar form of India’s top-order batters, is likely to boost their confidence and performance, further enhancing their chances of success in the upcoming event.