Number 1 batter before each ODI World Cup

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Babar Azam will go into the World Cup 2023 as the Number 1 ranked batter in ODIs.

Babar Azam has celebrated several personal accolades in recent months. Image-T20 World Cup

Shubman Gill is closing in on the Pakistan skipper, but that's a different story altogether

Shubman Gill: India's best ODI batter ahead of World Cup

Before the 2019 World Cup, Virat was the Number 1 ranked batter in ODIs. Kohli is still among the top batters in the world without a doubt

Run-machine Virat's ODI World Cup journey

Before the 2015 World Cup, AB de Villiers was the top ranked ODI batter.

Micheal Hussey was the Number 1 batter in ODIs before the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean

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Hashim Amla held the top spot before the 2011 World Cup


Matthew Hayden was the Number 1 in the ODI rankings for batters before the 2003 World Cup

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Before the 1999 World Cup, it was Michael Bevan, who held the top spot in ODI

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