Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has maintained his top spot in the latest ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings with 887 points. Joining him on the list are opening batter Imam-ul-Haq at third place and batter Fakhar Zaman at the 10th place.
In the T20I rankings, Mohammad Rizwan has climbed to second place, with India’s Suryakumar Yadav taking the top spot and New Zealand’s Devon Conway at third, while Babar Azam ranks fourth.
Rilee Rossouw from South Africa has moved up three places to sixth on the list, and Reza Hendricks climbed four places to 12th.
In the T20I bowling rankings, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan has retained his first place, with Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi in second and third place, respectively.
Mitchell Santner from New Zealand has moved up to 10th place, while Pakistan’s all-rounder Shadab Khan ranks 12th and Haris Rauf at 17th.
In the T20I all-rounder rankings, Afghanistan’s Shakib Al Hasan has claimed the top spot, with India’s Hardik Pandya in second, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi in third, and Pakistan’s Shadab Khan in fourth.
Earlier, there are reports in the media that Pakistan are likely to play their ODI World Cup 2023 matches in Bangladesh.
After the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to hold their matches in the Asia Cup 2023 at a neutral venue, while the rest of the tournament was scheduled to be held in Pakistan, there were calls from several former players and members of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to boycott the upcoming ODI World Cup, which is set to be hosted by India alone in October-November of this year.