The ‘never topped the ICC rankings’ all-time ODI XI

The ‘never topped the ICC rankings’ all-time ODI XI

The players who couldn't get to the top of the ICC rankings.

2) Herschelle Gibbs

Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa hits out. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Gibbs is one of the biggest match-winners in this format. He has played several impactful innings for the Proteas. Despite not scoring a single century in his first 19 ODI games, he managed to score 21 centuries in his next 228 games.

The former Proteas opener has scored 8094 ODI runs at an average and strike rate of 35.81 and 83.26. His 175 off 111 balls when chasing 434 against the mighty Aussies still remains one of the best ODI knocks of all time. Not to forget his superb fielding skills.

Gibbs is considered to be one of the greatest fielders of all time and has taken some electrifying catches in his career. However, despite all of this he was never able to top the ICC rankings. The highest he has ever been ranked in the ICC Men’s ODI Players Rankings are 5.