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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Babar Azam will start the World Cup season as the top ODI batter.

The captain of the Pakistani cricket team, Babar Azam, will start the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 as the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC).

With an 857-point rating, he is in first place. Shubman Gill, a rising talent in India, is right behind him in second place with 847 points. When India decided to rest Gill for the third ODI against Australia, Azam’s top spot was assured. In the first two ODIs, Gill scored 74 and 104 runs, falling 22 runs shy of being ranked as the top batter. In order to begin his World Cup campaign as the top batsman, he required 200 runs in three ODIs.

Also included in the top 10 ODI batsmen are Pakistan’s opening batting duo of Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq. Zaman is in position ten with a rating of 692, while Imam is ranked fifth with a rating of 728. Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi is the only member of the squad to appear in the top 10 ODI bowling rankings, taking the eighth spot with a rating of 632.

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