ICC ODI Rankings: Indian skipper and Run Machine - Virat Kohli retained his top spot in the ICC Men's ODI Ranking along with 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma, who is currently at no. 2 spot while Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has covered the gap and inches closer to the Indian pair of skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Babar Azam has now stood with 837 points, 18 less than Rohit Sharma, who is in the second position. Indian as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) captain Virat Kohli has (871) and Rohit Sharma (855) rating points.
Babar Azam scored 221 runs in the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe includes a blistering knock of 125 in the third match by virtue of which he gained eight points but he still remains in the third position.
Pakistan young emerging pacer Shaheen Afridi, who picked up a match-winning with his excellent figures reading 5/49 in the first ODI against Zimbabwe, has shot up eight places to break into the top 20 for the first time in his whole career.
He achieved a career-best 16th position in the ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after a reasonable performance in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against Zimbabwe that was won by Pakistan to 2-1.
For Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams have advanced among batters after scoring exceptional centuries in the series. Taylor has progressed to 42nd position after scoring 204 runs including a knock of 112 in the first match. Sean Williams has advanced 12 places to 46th position with 197 runs including an unbeaten 118 in the final match.
Zimbabwe bowlers, their star all-rounder Sikandar Raza has moved up to 66th place and Donald Tiripano to 90th place in ICC Men's Ranking.
Zimbabwe's Super Over win in the final ODI has helped them gain 10 points while Pakistan got 20 points in the series, remaining ahead of Australia on NRR.
England cricket team lead with 30 points after playing two series of the Super League, introduced to bring context to ODI cricket and to decide the seven direct qualifiers for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 to be hosted in India.