India pacer Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday turned primary bowler within the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers, a testomony to his speedy rise in worldwide cricket. Siraj went previous New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood to develop into the top-ranked ODI bowler for the very first time. Not solely has Siraj’s kind over the past 12 months been imperious, however his effort within the ODI collection at residence earlier this month towards Sri Lanka and New Zealand has proven simply how a lot the right-armer has improved in latest instances.
India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey challenged Siraj to work on sure facets of his recreation final yr and the additional coaching the energetic fast has put in has paid off.
Siraj took 9 wickets towards Sri Lanka to be the main wicket-taker for the three-game collection and backed that up by claiming a four-wicket haul within the opening match of the recently-completed collection towards New Zealand.
It means Siraj jumps to the highest of the ODI bowler rankings with 729 ranking factors, albeit narrowly, along with his lead on the high over Hazlewood simply two ranking factors greater than the Australian.
India captain Rohit Sharma was stuffed with reward for Siraj when requested concerning the rising pacer following the collection whitewash over New Zealand.
“He has achieved rather well, he understands what the crew is anticipating from him,” Rohit mentioned.
“To come back and take the brand new ball, swing the ball, get early wickets. Within the center overs too, he is obtained a lot talent. The extra he performs, the higher he will get,” mentioned the skipper.
Fellow India pacer Mohammed Shami has jumped 11 locations to thirty second general on the up to date record for ODI bowlers, whereas there may be loads of motion on the high of the batter rankings following the completion of India’s residence collection towards the Kiwis.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam nonetheless enjoys a wholesome lead on the high of the ODI batter rankings, however there may be now a complete of three India gamers inside the highest 10 and chasing the best accolade.
In-form opener Shubman Gill is the eye-catcher because the right-hander jumps a whopping 20 locations to sixth general following an excellent double hundred and a century towards New Zealand at residence.
Gill rises in entrance of veteran Virat Kohli, who slipped to seventh following a quiet collection towards New Zealand, whereas Rohit jumped two locations to equal eighth after his quickfire hundred towards the Kiwis in Indore.
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