Shubman Gill Aims to Surpass Babar Azam, Claim World No. 1 ODI Batsman Title

Shubman Gill Aims to Surpass Babar Azam, Claim World No. 1 ODI Batsman Title

Star Indian opener Shubman Gill is poised to break Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam’s stranglehold on the world No. 1 ODI batsman ranking. Currently sitting at No. 2 in the ICC rankings for the 50-over format, Gill is on the verge of dethroning Babar when the ICC unveils its updated rankings this Wednesday.

Shubman Gill Aims to Surpass Babar Azam, Claim World No. 1 ODI Batsman Title

Ahead of the ongoing three-match series against Australia, where India has already clinched victory in the first two matches, Gill held 814 points compared to Babar’s 857. However, Gill’s outstanding performances in the series, including scores of 74 and 104, have propelled the 24-year-old closer to becoming the new world No. 1 ODI batsman.

Gill, who faced a slump in form during the West Indies tour, made a remarkable comeback during the Asia Cup 2023, where he emerged as the tournament’s leading run-scorer. His stellar performances against the Australians have reaffirmed his status as the next major sensation in international cricket.

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