Babar retains top position in ODI rankings, Kohli drops down

Babar was named captain of ICC ODI team of the year

By Web Desk
January 25, 2023
Virat Kohli shakes hands with Babar Azam during T20 World Cup 2021 - ICC

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam retained top position in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI rankings. 

Babar, with a rating of 887, is leading the ODI batters' rankings chart. South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen follows Babar in second position with a rating of 766. Another South African Quinton De Kock is third whereas Australia's David Warner and Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq are fourth and fifth respectively. 

India's Shubman Gill, who scored his maiden double hundred and a hundred against New Zealand during home ODI series that concluded on January 24, was promoted to sixth position. 

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who managed to score just 55 runs in the series against New Zealand, was demoted to seventh position from sixth. 

Rohit Sharma, who led India from the front with a century against New Zealand in third ODI, gained ninth position. 

Babar Azam named captain of ICC ODI Team of 2022

Babar Azam, who scored eight scores of more than fifty in 2022, was named captain of the ICC ODI team of 2022. 

The right-handed batter was also named the captain of ICC ODI Team of the year in 2021. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won eight out of nine ODIs they played in 2022. 

ICC ODI team of 2022 includes Pakistan's Babar as captain, Australia's Adam Zampa, West Indies' Shai Hope and Alzarri Joseph, India's Shreyas Iyer and Mohammad Siraj, New Zealand's Tom Latham and Trent Boult and Bangladesh's Mehidy Hasan Miraz.