Leader Online Desk : Mohammad Siraj ODI Rankings : Ahead of the ODI World Cup, Team India has got a big news. The team’s fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has become the world’s number 1 ODI bowler. He has jumped 8 places in the rankings announced by the ICC. He has overtaken the top ranked Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood. Trent Boult is third in the rankings.
Siraj bowled so dangerously against Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 that the Sri Lankan team was bowled out for just 50 runs. Siraj set several new records by chasing back six batsmen for 21 runs. This performance helped him tremendously in the ICC rankings. His spell is still hotly debated in cricket circles. In fact, Siraj had previously bagged this position in March 2023 as well. But then he was overtaken by Josh Hazlewood.
Siraj’s performance in the Asia Cup
Siraj took 10 wickets at an average of 12.2 in the Asia Cup. This allowed him to jump eight places in the latest ICC rankings. He simultaneously surpassed the legendary bowlers like Hazlewood, Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, Mitchell Starc.
Top Six Bowlers in ICC ODI Rankings
1. Mohammad Siraj (India) : Rating 694
2. Josh Hazlewood (Australia): Rating 678
3. Trent Boult (New Zealand) : 677
4. Mujeeb ur Rehman (Afghanistan) : 657
5. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) : 655
6. Mitchell Starc (Australia):
Kuldeep Yadav lost in rankings
On the other hand, Kuldeep Yadav, who was the player of the series in the Asia Cup, has lost in the rankings. It has dropped 3 places to 9th place. Its rating is 638.