Shubman Gill’s extraordinary batting performance can propel him to secure the top spot in the ODI rankings. It seems like Shubman Gill is all set to replace Babar Azam, as the young player is moving closer and closer to becoming the No. 1 ODI batsman in terms of ranking, as he displayed world-class batting in the Asia Cup.
In the most recent ICC rankings, Shubman Gill has moved up to secure the second spot in the ICC ODI rankings with 814 points, while Babar Azam is leading with 857 points. With just a points difference, the young batsman is making his move. Gill has been playing tremendously, scoring an exceptional 73 runs off just 63 balls with some classic shots in the first ODI against Australia. It’s not the end; he again played brilliantly and scored a century, making 104 runs from just 97 balls in the second ODI.
This sensational and incredible performance by Gill has moved him to the second rank after Babar Azam. The very next round of rankings is almost here; what’s your prediction? Can Shubman Gill reach the top?
The young sensational player has also showcased his skills in the recent Asia Cup 2023, where he proved to be a batting powerhouse against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. This resulted in him being the top highest scorer of the tournament with an overall 302 runs and an extraordinary average of 75.
As they say, consistency is the key to success. 2023 has been a tremendous year for Shubman Gill as he has been ruling the charts with more than 1200 runs in just 20 innings. When it comes to Babar Azam, he has scored more than 745 runs in 15 innings. The incredible performance of Gill is pushing him all the way up to the top, and he continues to prove himself as the top batsman in the No. 1 ODI rankings.