The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released players’ ranking, with Pakistan captain Babar Azam retaining the first position in the ODI batsmen’s ranking.

According to the rankings, Babar Azam will enter the World Cup as the number one batsman, but the gap between India’s Shubman Gill and Babar Azam has narrowed further.

According to the ranking, Babar Azam’s rating points remain at 857, while Shubman Gill’s rating points have increased from 814 to 847. In this ranking, Pakistan’s Imam ul Haq has moved from fourth to fifth place, while Fakhar Zaman is at the 10th spot.


On the other hand, in the ICC ODI bowlers ranking, India’s Mohammad Siraj remains the first, Australia’s Josh Hazlewood is second in the ranking and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has moved from fifth to fourth.

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Similarly, New Zealand’s Trent Boult is fifth in the rankings, Shaheen Afridi is 8th and Haris Rauf is 22nd.

Bangladesh’s Shakib-ul-Hasan has retained his top spot in the ICC ODI all-rounders’ rankings.