The latest ICC Men’s ODI Rankings was released on Wednesday. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is the stand-in skipper for the ongoing ODI series against West Indies, climbed up to the 13th spot. Batter Shreyas Iyer, after hitting back-to-back fifties in the first 2 ODIs vs West Indies, has jumped to joint-54th place in the rankings for the batters. Virat Kohli (fifth) and regular skipper Rohit Sharma (sixth) have dropped one spot each in the rankings. 

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, is the only batter currently ranked in the top three across all international cricket formats by the ICC. The 27-year-old – the No. 1 batter in ODIs and T20Is – jumped to the No. 3 spot in the Test rankings for the first time in his 41-match career. The Test century in the first game against Sri Lanka in Galle  helped him reach a career-best rating of 874 points.

England’s Joe Root and Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne hold the top 2 positions in the Test rankings, with India’s Rishabh Pant at No. 5. Pakistan’s Abdullah Shafique, on the other hand, jumped 23 spots to No. 16 with 671 rating points.

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Coming to Test bowlers’ table, Shaheen Shah Afridi jumped to the 3rd spot following his four-wicket haul in the first innings of the first Test vs Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s Prabath Jayasuriya, who took 21 wickets in his first two Tests vs Pakistan, has climbed to the 44th position among Test bowlers. 

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A look at the top 3 in every format –


Tests: Joe Root, Marnus Labuschagne, Babar Azam

ODIs: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Rassie van der Dussen

T20Is: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Aiden Markram


Tests: Pat Cummins, R Ashwin, Shaheen Shah Afridi

ODIs: Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Shaheen Shah Afridi

T20Is: Josh Hazlewood, Adil Rashid, Tabraiz Shamsi


Tests: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shakib Al Hasan

ODIs: Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan

T20Is: Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Moeen Ali