Mohammed Siraj, who plays for India as a fast bowler, ascended to the top spot in the ICC rankings for one-day international bowlers on Wednesday. This achievement is evidence of Siraj’s meteoric rise in international cricket.
Siraj surpassed both New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Australia’s Josh Hazlewood to earn his spot as the highest-ranked bowler in one-day international competition for the very first time.
Not only has Siraj’s form been dominant over the past year, but his performance in the one-day international series that took place at home earlier this month against Sri Lanka and New Zealand demonstrated just how much the right-handed bowler has progressed in recent times.
Siraj was given a challenge by the bowling coach for India, Paras Mhambrey, to focus on particular parts of his game last year, and the additional training that the quick and enthusiastic Siraj has put in has paid off.
Siraj was the highest wicket-taker for the three-game series against Sri Lanka, taking nine wickets overall, and he followed that up by grabbing a four-wicket haul in the first game of the recently concluded series against New Zealand.
It means that Siraj rises to the top of the ODI bowling rankings with 729 rating points, albeit his lead at the top over Hazlewood is only two rating points greater than the Australian. Despite this, Siraj is now ranked higher than Hazlewood.
After India’s 3-0 victory over New Zealand in the series, the captain of the Indian team, Rohit Sharma, was asked about the young bowler Siraj and was effusive in his admiration for him.
According to Rohit, “He has done pretty well, and he understands what the team is wanting from him.” “He understands what the team is expecting from him.”
“It is important for you to come in and grab the new ball, swing the ball, and gain early wickets. Even in the middle overs, he possesses a great deal of skill. The more he engages in the activity, the more skilled he becomes “remarked the person in charge.
Following the conclusion of India’s home series against New Zealand, there has been a lot of movement at the top of the batter rankings. Fellow India pacer Mohammed Shami has moved up 11 spots to 32nd overall on the updated list for ODI bowlers, while there has been a lot of movement at the top of the rankings.
Even though Pakistan captain Babar Azam has a comfortable lead at the top of the ODI batter rankings, there are now a total of three players from India inside the top 10 who are vying for the greatest award.
Following an outstanding performance in which he scored a double hundred and a century against New Zealand while playing at home, the in-form opener Shubman Gill is the one who draws the most attention. The right-hander leaps a staggering 20 places to sixth overall.
Gill has now moved ahead of the veteran Virat Kohli, who has dropped to seventh place after having a relatively quiet series against New Zealand. On the other hand, Rohit has moved up two places and is now tied for eighth after scoring a hundred runs against the Kiwis in Indore in record time.
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