In the ODI World Cup, Team India showcased an impressive performance, securing a ten-match winning streak before falling short in the final against Australia, who clinched victory by six wickets. Virat Kohli emerged as the leading run-scorer with 765 runs in 11 innings, surpassing cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most centuries in ODIs. This outstanding display elevated Kohli to the third position in the ODI batting chart, trailing Shubman Gill by 35 points.
Rohit Sharma, the explosive opener for India, climbed to the fourth spot in the rankings with 769 rating points, contributing significantly to India’s formidable batting lineup alongside Kohli. Shubman Gill, despite missing some matches, accumulated 354 runs, securing the top spot in the ODI batting chart with 826 points, followed closely by Babar Azam with 824 points. Meanwhile, Pakistan failed to reach the semi-finals, despite Babar’s 320 runs.
In the bowlers’ rankings, South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj claimed the top position, with Australian bowlers making significant strides after their World Cup triumph. Josh Hazlewood ascended to the second position, Mitchell Starc moved to 12th, and Pat Cummins rose to 27th. Notably, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah maintained their positions in the top ten ODI bowlers, while Kuldeep Yadav dropped to tie for sixth place. Surprisingly, Mohammed Shami experienced a slight dip to the 10th position, securing 648 points compared to his previous 657.
Australia’s Travis Head witnessed a remarkable climb in the rankings, jumping 28 spots to 15th overall after delivering a match-winning performance in the summit clash against India. Overall, Team India’s commendable run in the ODI World Cup reflected in the individual rankings, showcasing the prowess of its top-performing players despite the ultimate defeat in the final.