Shubman Gill Tops ODI Batting Rankings As Siraj Claims Top Spot Among Bowlers
Young Indian batsman Shubman Gill has reached the pinnacle of the ODI batting rankings, going past Pakistan’s Babar Azam to claim the numero uno spot. An Indian also rules the roost among ODI bowlers, with pacer Mohammed Siraj displacing Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi as the top-ranked bowler.
The bowling rankings have a strong Indian flavor, with wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav breaking into the top five and veterans Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami also featuring in the top ten. Virat Kohli has also moved up to fourth place among batters after a stellar World Cup campaign so far.
Gill’s stupendous year propels him to the summit.
Gill’s rise has been simply sensational, having amassed 1449 ODI runs in 2022 at a sublime average of 63. He started slowly at the World Cup after recovering from dengue but found form with fifties against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He now becomes the fourth Indian after Tendulkar, Dhoni, and Kohli to top the ODI batting charts.
Kohli, Rohit, and Fire for India
Kohli and Rohit Sharma have been India’s batting mainstays at the World Cup, with the former smashing two centuries and four fifties. Maxwell’s Epic Helps Australia Seal Semis Berth.
Glenn Maxwell’s extraordinary, unbeaten double-ton against Afghanistan powered Australia into the semis. His knock propelled him to sixth place among batters. Opener Ibrahim Zadran’s ton also sees him rise to 12th.
India’s Bowlers Wreak Havoc
India’s depth in bowling has been the cornerstone of their success. Despite none being among the top wicket-takers, Shami, Bumrah, Jadeja, Kuldeep, and Siraj have consistently rattled opposition batting line-ups. Siraj’s meteoric rise to the top caps off India’s bowling dominance.