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Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill take giant leaps in ICC ODI batting rankings

Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan

After a spectacular performance in the recent three-match ODI series against the West Indies, star India hitters Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill have risen quickly in the ICC (International Cricket Council) ODI batting rankings.

Gill concluded the series as the series’ second-highest run-scorer, with 126 runs scored in three innings at an average of 42.

Kishan, on the other side, was named Player of the Series after scoring the most runs in the series, 184 in three innings, with three half centuries. Both batters have risen in the current update of the ODI batter’s rankings as a result of their outstanding performances.

Ishan Kishan & Shubman Gill rise in ICC rankings

Gill has risen two spots to fifth position with 743 ratings, closing in on Pakistan batsmen Imam-ul-Haq (745 ratings, fourth place) and Fakhar Zaman (755 ratings, third place).

Kishan also received a career-high rating, moving up nine spots to 36th place. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, on the other hand, maintains his top spot with 886 ratings.

Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav, both bowlers, have made significant improvements after finishing as the highest and second highest wicket takers in the ODI series, respectively.

Kuldeep vaulted four spots and blasted into the top ten after picking up seven wickets in three matches, while Thakur moved three spots to capture the 30th slot. With 705 ratings, Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood maintains his lead.

Hardik Pandya advanced five spots to 11th in the all-rounder rankings with 210 ratings after scoring 82 runs and taking one wicket in the series. Shakib-al-Hasan maintains his lead with 371 ratings.

Meanwhile, Tilak Varma, who just made his international debut during the ongoing five-match T20I series, has been rewarded for a stellar start to his career, rising to 46th in the T20I batter’s rankings.

The 20-year-old is the T20I series’ highest run scorer with 139 runs from three innings at an average of 69.50 with one fifty. Varma led India in scoring in the first two games, with 39 and 51 points. He then hit a magnificent 49* (37) to help India chase down 160 in 17.5 overs in the third T20I.

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