The game of cricket has seen many batting legends over the years. However, Babar Azam is a once-in-a-generation talent.The Pakistani skipper is breaking the old and making new records every time he steps onto the pitch to bat. And it will not be a wrong statement to say that he is currently the best batsman in the world in all three formats. And it is not just a statement; the latest ICC batsmen’s ranking is proving this. Bet online by checking more new betting sites in India for the upcoming match here on our site.

Babar Azam has achieved another high in his career. He is currently the only batter in the top three rankings in all three formats of the game. In the latest ICC Test batsmen’s ranking, the 27-year-old has risen to his career best, at the No. 3 spot. It is because of his consistent performance, irrespective of the formats he plays for his country. 

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Babar Azam is the only batsman in the top-three rankings in all three formats

Babar Azam Gains New Heights, Becomes the Only Cricketer in Top-Three Across Formats
Babar Azam Gains New Heights, Becomes the Only Cricketer in Top-Three Across Formats

The 27-year-old has overtaken the former Australia skipper, Steve Smith, and moved to third place. He is now in third with his career-best rating of 874 points. His performance in the first test match against Sri Lanka gained him his career-best rankings. He scored 119 in the first and 55 runs in the second innings of the match. Joe Root (923) and Marnus Labuschagne (885) are ahead of him at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Babar is already the No. 1 ranked batsman in both ODIs and T20Is. He is just two spots away from becoming the No. 1 ranked batter in all three formats of the game. In a statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), they said,

“In recognition of these performances, Babar has moved up one place to third in the latest ICC Men’s Player Rankings for Test Batters and is now the only player in international cricket to feature in the top-three across all formats, while Abdullah has vaulted 23 places to break into the top-20 for the first time in 16th position.”

On the other hand, speedster Shaheen Afridi has moved up to his career-best spot at No. 3 after taking four wickets in the first innings of the first match. The likes of Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah have also moved one spot up to 13th and 32nd in the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings. If you want to see more solid cricket betting tips and match guides from our experts then head to the main betting tips page to help you find your best bet of the day.

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