India pacer Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday turned primary bowler within the ICC rankings for ODI bowlers, a testomony to his fast rise in worldwide cricket. Siraj went previous New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood to change into the top-ranked ODI bowler for the very first time. Not solely has Siraj’s type over the past 12 months been imperious, however his effort within the ODI sequence at house earlier this month towards Sri Lanka and New Zealand has proven simply how a lot the right-armer has improved in current instances.
India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey challenged Siraj to work on sure features of his sport final 12 months 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 sequence and backed that up by claiming a four-wicket haul within the opening match of the recently-completed sequence towards New Zealand.
It means Siraj jumps to the highest of the ODI bowler rankings with 729 ranking factors, albeit narrowly, together with his lead on the prime over Hazlewood simply two ranking factors increased than the Australian.
India captain Rohit Sharma was filled with reward for Siraj when requested in regards to the rising pacer following the sequence whitewash over New Zealand.
“He has finished rather well, he understands what the group is anticipating from him,” Rohit stated.
“To come back and take the brand new ball, swing the ball, get early wickets. Within the center overs too, he is bought a lot talent. The extra he performs, the higher he will get,” stated the skipper.
Fellow India pacer Mohammed Shami has jumped 11 locations to thirty second total on the up to date checklist for ODI bowlers, whereas there’s loads of motion on the prime of the batter rankings following the completion of India’s house sequence towards the Kiwis.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam nonetheless enjoys a wholesome lead on the prime of the ODI batter rankings, however there’s now a complete of three India gamers inside the highest 10 and chasing the very best accolade.
In-form opener Shubman Gill is the eye-catcher because the right-hander jumps a whopping 20 locations to sixth total following a superb double hundred and a century towards New Zealand at house.
Gill rises in entrance of veteran Virat Kohli, who slipped to seventh following a quiet sequence towards New Zealand, whereas Rohit jumped two locations to equal eighth after his quickfire hundred towards the Kiwis in Indore.
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