DUBAI: leader of India mohamed siraj Wednesday became number one in the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers, a testament to his rapid rise in international cricket.
Siraj passed New Zealand‘s Trent Boult and the Sear from Australia Josh Hazlewood to become the highest ranked ODI bowler for the very first time.
Not only has Siraj’s form over the past 12 months been imperious, but his efforts in the ODI series at home earlier this month against Sri Lanka and New Zealand showed just how well the right arm is. has improved lately.
bowling coach in india Paras Mambrey disputed Siraj working on some aspects of his game last year and the extra training the energetic speedster has put in has paid off.
Siraj took nine wickets against Sri Lanka to be the first wicket-taker for the three-game series and backed that up by claiming a four-wicket haul in the opener of the recently ended series against New Zealand.
It means Siraj jumps to the top of the ODI bowlers standings with 729 ranking points, albeit narrowly, with his lead at the top over Hazlewood just two ranking points more than the Australian.
India captain Rohit Sharma was full of praise for Siraj when asked about the emerging pacemaker after the whitewashed series over New Zealand.
“He did very well, he understands what the team expects of him,” Rohit said.
“To come and take the new ball, to swing the ball, to get early wickets. In the middle too, he has so much talent. The more he plays, the better he gets,” said the skipper.
Indian Rhythm Companion mohamed chami jumped 11 places to 32nd on the updated ODI bowlers list, as there is plenty of movement at the top of the batting charts after India completed their home series against the Kiwis.
Pakistani captain Babar Azam Still enjoys a healthy lead atop the ODI batting rankings, but there are now a total of three Indian players in the top 10 and chasing the top honour.
In-form fly-half Shubman Gill catches the eye as the right-hander leaps 20 places to sixth overall after a brilliant double hundred and a century against New Zealand at home.
Gill rises ahead of veteran Virat Kohli, who slipped to seventh place after a quiet run against New Zealand, while Rohit jumped two places to level eighth after his hundred quick shots against the Kiwis in Indore.

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