After losing captaincy, another bad news for the Pakistani fans of Babar Azam
Indian batter Shubman Gil (832 points) has moved ahead in the ICC Men's One Day Batting rankings after surpassing Babar Azam (824 points) last week.
However, Indian batsmen Virat Kohli (772 points) and Rohit Sharma (760 points) are at the 4th and 5th positions respectively. There recent performance in semifinals and final could leave Babar Azam behind on the points table. Shreyas and KL Rahul have also shown improvement in their rankings.
Shreyas has climbed to the 13th position, while KL Rahul has moved from 24th to 17th. The World Cup is in the knockout stages, and more changes in the rankings are expected next week, including batsmen and bowlers in the top 10 who will be part of the semi-finals.
India is currently playing the semi-final against New Zealand at Wankhede, and on Thursday, South Africa will face Australia in Eden Gardens. The grand final will take place on November 19 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
After the latest update, a new world number 1 bowler has been crowned in the ICC Men's One Day Bowlers rankings. South Africa's Kagiso Rabada has claimed the top position, while there has been a decline for Siraj.
In the last Wednesday's update, after three matches, Maharaj took seven wickets, including four against New Zealand in Pune. He troubled India when the host team scored 326 runs. In the final group stage match, the left-arm spinner took two wickets against Afghanistan. Siraj, who took six wickets in India's last three matches, is not far behind Maharaj, with only a 3-point rating difference between them. Their compatriots Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav are also holding two of the remaining three places in the top 5.