Babar Azam climbs to third spot in ODI rankings for batsmen

Babar Azam climbs to third spot in ODI rankings for batsmen
Web Desk: Pakistan’s star batsman Babar Azam has on Sunday claimed third spot in new ICC ODI rankings for batsmen.

India captain Virat Kohli has retained the top position among batsmen after scoring five half-centuries in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 but opener Rohit Sharma has bridged the gap in the latest update to the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after a stupendous run in the league stage of the 10-team tournament.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s consistent efforts have seen him rise four places and back into the top-10 at eighth place while Australia’s Usman Khawaja has risen to a career-high 15th place. England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have both risen in the rankings with Roy reaching a career-best 13th place.