Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah improve ICC ODI Rankings after latest update

They have been in red-hot form

By Web Desk
September 13, 2023

Pace duo Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah improved their ICC ODI Rankings for bowlers after the latest update on Wednesday.

Rauf is up eight places to 21st, with Shah jumping 11 spots to 51st.

Rauf and Shah have been in red-hot form during the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. Rauf has picked up nine wickets in four innings, meanwhile Shah has bagged seven scalps in as many outings. 

However, Pakistan's control at the top of the ICC Men's ODI Batter Rankings is in danger after India’s players closed in on top-ranked Babar Azam.

India’s Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma have performed well in the Asia Cup which has improved their rating points.

“Gill already has two half-centuries at the tournament and a total of 154 runs and the right-hander has been rewarded in the latest rankings by rising to a career-best second-placed with just Pakistan skipper Babar Azam ahead of him,” the ICC said in a press release.

“And Gill has closed the margin considerably on the Pakistan captain, with the gap at the top down to just 103 rating points now with Babar leading the way on 863 rating points and the India opener with 759 points.

“Gill isn't the only India star on the move, with Kohli rising two places to eighth and Rohit jumping two spots of his own to ninth on the latest batter rankings, which means India has three players inside the top 10 for the first time in more than four and a half years.

“Pakistan do still have three players of their own inside the top 10 batters, but Imam-ul-Haq drops one place to fifth and fellow opener Fakhar Zaman loses three spots and is now 10th.”