Babar and Fakhar at No.1 & 2, Gill at 4: Asian batters dominate the new ICC ODI Batting rankings 

The rise of Asian batters in the ICC ODI Batting rankings is not surprising. The subcontinent has always been known for producing some of the best batters in the world.
Gill has accumulated 738 rating points and is currently ranked fourth in the world.
Gill has accumulated 738 rating points and is currently ranked fourth in the world.

In a recent update to the MRF Tyres ICC Men's ODI Batting Rankings, Asian batters have taken the cricketing world by storm. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman from Pakistan have claimed the top two spots, while Shubman Gill from India has made his way into the top five at number four.

Pakistan now has three players in the top five on the latest ODI batting charts. Image- InsideSport.IN

Babar Azam, the Pakistani captain, has been in scintillating form over the past few years. He has been a consistent performer for his country across all formats of the game, and his performances in the ODI format have been nothing short of exceptional. Babar has accumulated 887 rating points and is currently the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world. He has a batting average of 59.04 in 94 matches and has scored 17 centuries and 24 half-centuries.

Fakhar Zaman, on the other hand, has become Babar Azam's closest rankings challenger after he was rewarded for his recent dominance with massive gains on the latest ICC Men's ODI Batting Rankings. He has had a slightly turbulent career but has been in exceptional form in recent times. He rose to prominence during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, where he scored a breathtaking century in the final against India. Fakhar has accumulated 784 rating points and currently, he holds the second position in the latest ICC ODI Batting rankings. He has a batting average of 49.07 in 67 matches and has scored 10 centuries and 14 half-centuries.

Meanwhile, Shubman Gill, the young Indian sensation, has had a brilliant start to his international career. He has shown immense maturity and composure at the crease and has already established himself as a key member of the Indian ODI team. Gill has accumulated 738 rating points and currently, he holds the fourth position in the latest ICC ODI Batting rankings. He has a batting average of 65.06 in 24 matches and has scored 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries.

The rise of Asian batters in the ICC ODI Batting rankings is not surprising. The subcontinent has always been known for producing some of the best batters in the world. The conditions in the subcontinent are often conducive to batting. The pitches are also generally flat and offer very little assistance to bowlers. This has allowed batters to score big runs and accumulate high averages.

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