Babar dropped down, Rohit Sharma up to No.2 in rankings for ODI batsmen


Pakistani batsman Babar Azam dropped down at sixth spot while Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who led India to their seventh Asia Cup triumph last week, has gained two spots in the rankings for one-day international batsmen.

Babar who scored 2129 for Pakistan in 51 ODI matches at an average of 51.92, occupied the second spot in the ICC rankings in July this year.

With 798 points now he has managed the sixth position in the rankings.

On the other hand, the Indian opener, Rohit grabbed the second spot in the ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen.

The right-hander scored 317 runs in five innings in the Asia Cup, scoring one century and two half-centuries at an average of 105.66.

His opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan, also took giant strides on the list, climbing four spots to sit at No.5.

The left-hander was the leading scorer in the tournament, accumulating 342 runs in five innings with two centuries to his name.

India regular skipper, Virat Kohli has retained the first spot in the ICC batsmen rankings.

Moreover, Yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah retained his spot at the summit of rankings for bowlers.

With eight wickets in four games, he was the fourth-leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

Rashid Khan, who picked up the most wickets in the competition, moved up to No.1 in the all-rounders’ list and held on to his spot behind Bumrah among the bowlers.

With 10 wickets in six games, Kuldeep Yadav climbed three spots to sit at No.3 on the list, his best-ever rank with his career-best points – 700.