The Indian fast bowler, Mohammed Siraj has reached the numero uno position in the ICC ODI rankings owing to his consistent performances in the recent series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. He has been India’s stand-out bowler in ODIs for the last couple of years and really stood out during the time when Jasprit Bumrah was absent from the team due to injury.
The 28-year-old highlighted proved his mettle in the ODIs with back-to-back performances against Sri Lanka and then in the first match against New Zealand. In the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, the right-handed pacer picked up nine wickets at an impressive average of 10.22.
Mohammed Siraj scalped five wickets in the ODI series against New Zealand after he was rested for the final match, which India won to complete a 3-0 whitewash. His purple patch was also rewarded on Tuesday when he was named alongside Shreyas Iyer in the ICC’s ODI Team Of 2022.
Now, the 28-year-old has added a new fetger in his cap as he became the new No.1 ranked bowler in the 50-over format after the latest update to the ICC Rankings. He has 729 rating points to his name.
🚨 There's a new World No.1 in town 🚨
India's pace sensation has climbed the summit of the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's ODI Bowler Rankings 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2023
Australia’s Josh Hazlewood is in the second spot with New Zealand’s Trent Boult in the third spot. On Tuesday, India also climbed to the top of the ICC ODI rankings for teams.
India star Shubman Gill was rewarded for scoring 360 runs in the series against New Zealand as the young opener broke into the top 10 batters in the latest ICC ODI rankings. Gill is making his case pretty string to feature in the World Cup 2023 squad as he takes a leap of 20 places to sixth overall following a brilliant double hundred and a century against New Zealand at home.
Shubman Gill rises in front of veteran Virat Kohli in seventh, while Rohit jumps two places to reach the eighth place after his quickfire ton against the Kiwis in Indore. Gill made 112 runs off just 78 balls in Indore on Tuesday, bringing up his fourth ODI ton and the second of the series. Earlier in the series in Hyderabad, the opener had smashed a 208 to become the fifth Indian to get to an ODI double hundred.
With the latest knock, Shubman Gill took his tally of runs in the bilateral series to 360, having made 40 in the second ODI of the series. The tally of runs is the joint-most recorded by any batter in a bilateral ODI series of three matches or lower.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam still enjoys a healthy lead at the top of the ODI batter rankings, but there is now a total of three Indian players inside the top 10 and chasing the highest accolade.
There wasn’t too much joy for New Zealand after they lost the series to India 3-0 and relinquished the No.1 ODI team ranking, but Devon Conway improved 13 spots to 37th overall on the list for batters after his superb century in the final game of the series.