Indian cricket stars Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli both have climbed one spot each in latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings updated on Wednesday. Shubman climbed to a career-high fourth place, while Virat rose to the sixth position. Currently, Gill is India’s top-ranked ODI batter. Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper, is another top-10 batter from the country, retaining his eighth position in the rankings.
India’s formidable batting lineup, featuring Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma, looks promising as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 approaches according to latest India Cricket Schedule. The trio has displayed exceptional form in ODIs this year, with all three securing top-10 positions in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings. Their consistent performances and adaptability to various playing conditions are expected to give India an edge in the tournament.
As the World Cup will be held on home soil in October and November this year, the familiarity with local conditions and the support of Indian fans could further boost the confidence and performance of these star batters, significantly enhancing India’s chances of success in the prestigious event.
Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma all three players have showcased exceptional form in ODIs this year. Gill, with 624 runs in nine ODIs at an average of 78, has scored three centuries and one fifty, while Virat has amassed 427 runs at an average of 53.37, including two centuries and one fifty. Rohit has made 371 runs in eight innings at an average of 46.37, with one century and two fifties. Mohammed Siraj is the only Indian bowler featured in the ODI rankings, holding onto the third position.
New Zealand’s impressive white-ball performance against Sri Lanka has led to significant gains in the latest ICC Men’s Player Rankings for key performers. The Black Caps secured a 2-0 victory in the ODI series, with pacer Matt Henry excelling in the final game in Hamilton. Henry’s strong performance propelled him five places up to fifth in the ODI bowlers’ rankings, trailing Australia’s Pat Cummins by 29 rating points for the top spot.
Daryl Mitchell’s rapid 66 in the first T20I match against Sri Lanka helped him jump five spots to a tie for 21st in the T20I batter rankings. Sri Lanka showed greater competitiveness in the T20I series, resulting in improved rankings for Charith Asalanka and Maheesh Theekshana. Asalanka climbed 12 positions to 23rd among T20I batters, while Theekshana rose three spots to 10th among bowlers.
In the ODI batter rankings, Namibia captain Gerhard Erasmus reached a career-best 26th place after a strong showing in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier Play-off. South African right-hander Aiden Markram also achieved a career-high rating, leaping 13 positions to 41st overall following his impressive 175 against the Netherlands. Quinton de Kock fell four places to seventh in the top 10 for ODI batters, while Pakistan’s Babar Azam maintained his lead over Rassie van der Dussen and Imam-ul-Haq.