Babar Azam remains sole top five across formats after latest ICC rankings update

Babar Azam is well clear in the ODI rankings for batters

Babar Azam remains sole top five across formats after latest ICC rankings update PHOTO: AFP

Babar Azam is well clear in the ODI rankings (824 rating points) for batters, with a trio of Sri Lankan players making some ground on the former Pakistan skipper following an impressive start to their series with Afghanistan.

Charith Asalanka jumps five places to 15th overall following his unbeaten 97 in the second match of the series, Pathum Nissanka improves 10 spots to 18th after his double century in the series opener, while Sadeera Samarawickrama climbs six rungs to 41st due to a stylish half-century. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill is at number two spot with 801 rating points and Virat Kohli at number three spot with 768 rating points.

Meanwhile, a new player crowned at the top of the ODI all-rounder rankings following a superb century against Sri Lanka. Shakib Al Hasan's reign at the top is over after Afghanistan veteran Mohammad Nabi claimed the No.1 spot on the latest ICC Men's ODI All-Rounder Rankings.

Shakib has held the premier position in 50-over cricket for more than five years, but an ongoing injury concern coupled with some good recent form from Nabi has seen a change at the top.

Nabi reaches the No.1 spot on the back of his splendid innings of 136 during the opening match of Afghanistan's three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, while the 39-year-old also picked up a wicket in the same contest to gain one place and move to seventh on the latest rankings for ODI bowlers.

There is little to no change at the top of the Test rankings, with Kane Williamson increasing his lead (883 points) at the top of the list for batters after a pair of centuries in the first Test against South Africa. Babar is at the fifth spot in Test ranking with 768 rating points.

Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson did make some ground on Bumrah following six wickets for the match in that Mount Maunganui contest with the Proteas, with the right-armer jumping six places to eighth overall in an impressive performance.

Jamieson also moves up two places to 13th on the list for Test all-rounders after a contribution of 8* with the bat against South Africa, with India's Ravindra Jadeja still leading the way comprehensively in that category.

A host of stars from Australia and the West Indies also made ground on the latest set of T20I rankings following the completion of their series Down Under.

Australia clinched a 2-1 series triumph, with Glenn Maxwell (up 11 spots to 24th), Tim David (up 35 places to 27th) and David Warner (up 19 spots to 36th) all rising the batting rankings following solid contributions during the three matches and West Indies counterparts Rovman Powell (up four rungs to 25th) and Johnson Charles (up 12 spots to equal 38th) doing similar.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan holds the third position with 800 rating points, and Babar Azam follows closely in fourth place with 764 points in the T20I batting rankings. The top spot is currently occupied by Surya Kumar Yadav, who leads with 861 rating points.

Adam Zampa is the big mover up the T20I bowling charts as the spinner jumps five places to equal 11th behind England's Adil Rashid, while Australia teammate Marcus Stoinis climbs three spots to second on the list for T20I all-rounders and closes in on Shakib following his efforts against the West Indies.