Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who has been spewing fire with the bat in ODIs for the last few years, has now got a challenge for the number-1 position. And this challenge has been given by Shubman Gill. The World Cup 2023 is starting on the 10th of next month, but before the mega event, the two have clashed! And this clash has happened in the ICC rankings. Now in the ODI rankings, Babar Azam is in danger of losing the number one position, who is just 178 points away from Gill. Gill has been in tremendous form in recent times and has scored centuries in two of the last four innings. Gill has scored 74 runs in Australia's first two matches. In Mohali, where Gill scored <> runs in the first match, Gill scored his sixth century in Indore. And after performing in both these matches, Gill has emerged as the next strong contender, challenging the Pakistan captain.
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Gill now has a total of 847 points in the rankings. And he is just ten points behind Babar Azam. It is clear that now the eyes of fans around the world are going to be on the battle of these two. The new ranking equations are a big inspiration for Gill. Of course, this aspect will inspire not only Gill, but both batsmen to take the battle to a new level.
At present, the big competition in the rankings is between these two batsmen. South Africa's Rassie von der Jussen is at number three with 743 points. Gill is 104 points ahead of Dussen. Overall, Gill's Babar challenge has made the ODI rankings very interesting. And a large number of fans will keep an eye on the rankings coming every week.