Babar got the major jump in ODI ranking due to Joe Root’s failure in the five-match series against Australia, where he could only manage 104 runs with only one half-century to his name, which pushed him to the sixth position.
On the other hand, David Warner, who is suspended by the Cricket Australia for 12 months in the ball-tampering saga, has also lost his domination in the ranking table.
The man, who is also the top-ranked T20I batsman, has scored 1,789 runs in 41 50-over games at an average of 51.11 with the courtesy of seven centuries.
England’s batsmen Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler had a wonderful outing against Australia in the five-match ODI series. Bairstow and Buttler benefitted from their form and got the 11th and 16th position in the ranking.
Whereas, Pakistan’s right-arm pacer Hasan Ali has got the third position in the ODI ranking for bowlers, behind India’s Jasprit Bumrah (1st) and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan (2nd).
After conceding a white-wash against England, Australia has slipped down to the sixth position in the ODI ranking. Pakistan have got the fifth rank, leading Kangaroos by just one point.