The future of ODI cricket is in jeopardy as per a lot of observers, but if the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is any indication, the 50-over format is still in rude health. Though the marquee event bore concerns about in-stadia attendance, it saw a number of outstanding performances with bat, ball as well as in the field, be it Glenn Maxwell's logic-defying double century or Mohammed Shami's seven-wicket haul in the semi-final. (Cricket News)
The International Cricket Council's ODI Player Rankings are a sound metric to evaluate the standing of international cricketers across nationalities in the longer white-ball format. The players' performances are ranked using a points-based system which involves a number of calculations that lead up to a sophisticated moving average.
Players are rated on a scale of 0 to 1000 points. If a player’s performance is an improvement on their past record, the points increase, and similarly if the performance declines then the points go down.
The value of each player’s performance in a match is calculated through an algorithm, involving a pre-programmed series of calculations based on numerous circumstances in the match. There is no human intervention in this calculation process, and no subjective assessment is made.
ODI Batting Rankings (Top 10 List)
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India's exciting young talent Shubman Gill is top of the pile among ODI batters with 826 points, while Pakistan's batting lynchpin Babar Azam is a close second with 824 points. A red-hot Virat Kohli is closing in with 791 points and skipper Rohit Sharma is fourth with 769 points.
ODI Bowling Rankings (Top 10 List)
Following his splendid performance in the 2023 ODI World Cup, South African left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj rules the bowling roost with 741 points. Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood ranks second with 703 points and India pacer Mohammed Siraj is a close third with 699 points. His new-ball partner Jasprit Bumrah is fourth (685 points) and fellow speedster Mohammed Shami is currently in the 10th position (648 points).
ODI All-Rounder Rankings (Top 10 List)
Bangaldesh captain Shakib Al Hasan tops the all-rounder charts with 330 points and Afghanistan veteran Mohammad Nabi is in second place with 297 points. India's talismanic all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja currently holds the 10th spot with 222 points.