India fast Mohammed Siraj has capped off an excellent 12 months by claiming the No.1 spot on the MRF Tyres ICC Males’s ODI Participant Rankings for bowlers from New Zealand seamer Trent Boult.
It is a exceptional rise for Siraj, who solely returned to India’s ODI setup in February final 12 months following a three-year hiatus with out taking part in a 50-over match on the worldwide degree.
Since then Siraj has collected 37 wickets from 20 matches to be one in every of India’s most constant quick bowlers and the accolades have began to pile in for the underrated 28-year-old.
On Tuesday, Siraj was named within the ICC Males’s ODI Group of the Yr and on Wednesday the right-armer had one more reason to have a good time as he went previous Boult and Australia seamer Josh Hazlewood to change into the top-ranked ODI bowler for the very first time.
Not solely has Siraj’s kind during the last 12 months been imperious, however his efforts in 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 current occasions.
India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey challenged Siraj to work on sure points of his recreation in the course of final 12 months and the additional coaching the energetic fast has put in has paid off in spades judged on current performances.
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 score factors, albeit narrowly, along with his lead on the high over Hazlewood simply two score factors larger than the Australian.
India captain Rohit Sharma was stuffed with reward for Siraj when requested in regards to the rising fast following the collection whitewash over New Zealand.
“He has performed very well, he understands what the staff is anticipating from him,” Rohit mentioned.
“To return 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.”
Fellow India pacer Mohammed Shami jumps 11 locations to thirty second general on the up to date record for ODI bowlers, whereas there’s 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’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 general following a superb double hundred and a century towards New Zealand at residence.
Gill rises in entrance of veteran Virat Kohli in seventh, whereas Rohit jumps two locations to equal eighth after his quickfire hundred towards the Kiwis in Indore.
There wasn’t an excessive amount of pleasure for New Zealand after they misplaced the collection to India 3-0 and relinquished the No.1 ODI staff rating, however Devon Conway improved 13 spots to thirty seventh general on the record for batters after his very good century within the last recreation of the collection.
The collection between Eire and Zimbabwe was additionally lately accomplished and a few in-form gamers had been rewarded on the newest rankings replace.
Eire younger gun Harry Tector jumps 12 locations to thirteenth general on the record for batters, whereas pacer Josh Little improves 27 locations to equal thirty third on the bowlers’ record to cap off an incredible 12 months for the left-armer.