ICC ODI Rankings: Babar Azam extends lead at the top

ICC ODI Rankings: In-form opener Imam-ul-Haq has now overtaken India’s veteran Virat Kohli to join ICC MRF Tires men’s top teammate Babar Azam, making Pakistan proud of the world’s two highest-rated ODI batsmen for the first time. ODI batsman ranking. FFollow ICC ODI ranking updates with InsideSport.IN

Imam scored three half-centuries in Pakistan’s recent ODI series against the West Indies at home. His form was duly rewarded as he won the Player of the Series award and advanced to the latest rankings released on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old Kohli has jumped a whopping 20 rating points to move ahead and now has a career-best 815 rating points.

ICC ODI rankings: Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq surpasses Virat Kohli for 2nd place in the world, Babar Azam extends lead at the top: View full ODI rankings

After scoring his 16th ODI century in the opening match against the West Indies, the Pakistan captain maintained his huge lead at the top of the ODI batsman rankings and is still far behind Babar’s 692 mark.

There were a few more minor moves in the top 10, with Australian teammate David Warner dropping to 10th, leaving Aaron Finch in ninth place – where England’s Johnny Bairstow jumped two places to eighth and South Africa’s Rossi van der Dussen jumped one place. Seventh

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There was more good news for Pakistan in the latest bowler rankings, as tall pacer Shaheen Afridi jumped four places to fourth after his good series with the ball against the West Indies.

New Zealand’s fast bowler Trent Bolt is at the top of the bowlers’ rankings, but Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood and Kiwi teammate Matt Henry have jumped one place to second and third respectively.

England’s fast bowler Chris Oakes was the man to make it to the top five as he dropped four places to sixth, tied with Mujib Ur Rehman after the Afghan spinner rose two places.

Oman’s Zeeshan Maqsood is the biggest mover in the all-rounder’s rankings, jumping 13 places to 10th place in a series of great performances in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 action.

The veteran 34-year-old scored an unbeaten century against Nepal earlier this month and then backed it up with four wickets in the next match against Oman in Oman.

ICC ODI rankings: Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq surpasses Virat Kohli for 2nd place in the world, Babar Azam extends lead at the top: View full ODI rankings

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