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Shubman Gill from India has supplanted Babar Azam as the top-ranked ODI batsman.

and New Zealand’s Trent Boult jumped to the second spot with 734 points. On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, Shubman Gill surpassed Babar Azam to become the top-ranked One Day International (ODI) batter in the world, ending the Pakistani skipper’s two-plus years reign. His strong performance India’s campaign at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup was the catalyst for his rise into the top spot. He’s become the fourth Indian to garner the number one spot, joining Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. In addition to Gill, Virat Kohli has also gained major ground up to the fourth spot.

Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman also rose to the 11th spot, while New Zealand’s Trent Boult jumped to the second position in the bowling rankings. Shaheen Shah Afridi has been displaced from his position as the number one bowler, overtaken now by India’s Mohammed Siraj. Subsequently, Josh Hazlewood from Australia and Afridi are now sitting joint fifth on the rankings, being surpassed by India’s Kuldeep Yadav, Australia’s Adam Zampa and South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj.

Bangladesh’s skipper, Shakib Al Hasan has held on to his title as the top all-rounder, even though he had to withdraw from the World Cup due to an injury. Australia’s Glenn Maxwell notably improved two spots, going from eighth to sixth after his impressive performance against Afghanistan in Mumbai.

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