Pakistan captain Babar Azam has consolidated his position at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings by attaining career-high rating points, according to the update released by ICC on Wednesday.
The update took into account performances in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series that England won 3-0 against Pakistan, and two matches of the ongoing Ireland-South Africa series.
The 26-year-old Babar, who struck a fine 158 in the final match of the series, has gained eight rating points to reach a career-best 873 rating points, 16 more than India captain Virat Kohli, who is in second place. India’s Rohit Sharma is third with 825 rating points.
Others to gain in Wednesday’s updates include the Ireland pair of William Porterfield (up five places to 74th) and Harry Trector (up 37 places to 90th) , South Africa’s Janneman Malan (up 12 places to 95th) and England’s James Vince (up 85 places to 113th) in the batters’ list.
England fast bowler Saqib Mahmood (up 89 places to 63rd), Ireland’s Craig Young (up four places to 78th) and Joshua Little (up 22 places to 86th) have moved up among bowlers.