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ICC ODI rankings: Gap between Babar Azam, Virat Kohli narrows for top spot

Pakistan captain Babar Azam is getting closer to the number one batting spot in ICC ODI rankings, currently occupied by Indian captain Virat Kohli.

The Indian captain scored 66 and 7 runs in the second and third ODI against England in Pune last week, thus losing 11 valuable rating points.

Second-ranked Babar, who has 837 rating points, is now only 20 points away from Kohli, who is at the top with 857 points.

Indian opener Rohit Sharma also lost 11 points after failing to score a fifty in the aforementioned ODI series. He is currently at the third position with 825 points.

The Pakistan captain has a golden opportunity to overtake Kohli in the upcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa, starting from April 2 in Centurion.

The 32-year-old cricketer has been number one in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings since October 22, 2017.

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