ICC ODI Rankings: Mohammed Siraj crowned world No. 1 bowler; Shubman Gill dethrones Kohli in at bat

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After a stunning performance against New Zealand in the ODI series, Team India’s top bowler Mohammed Siraj has taken the crown as the world’s No. 1 bowler in the recently released International Cricket Council Men’s ODI ranking (ICC).

Mohammed Siraj climbed to number one in the ICC ODI rankings as the best bowler in the world through his back-to-back appearances against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in the ODI series. Siraj secured first place in the list, mainly through his four wicket haul in the game against New Zealand.

According to the 2023 ICC ODI Rankings, Mohammed Siraj has 729 rating points in the bowler ranking, narrowly beating Australia’s Josh Hazlewood for the top spot in the ranking by just two points.

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After Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj became the first Indian bowler to secure the top spot as the world’s best bowler in ODI in the ICC ODI rankings. The 28-year-old pacer has been putting on a stellar performance since his ODI comeback after three years and has since taken 37 wickets in 21 matches.

The top 5 bowlers in the ICC ODI bowler rankings are –

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  • Mohammed Siraj (India) – 729
  • Josh Hazlewood (Australia) – 727
  • Trent Boult (New Zealand) – 708
  • Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 665
  • Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) – 659

As well as Mohammed Siraj making a name for himself as the world’s best bowler in ODIs, young Indian batsman Shubman Gill also secured a good spot for himself as a batsman in the ICC ODI rankings, dethroning former Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

Shubman Gill has now emerged as the top Indian batsman according to the 2023 ICC ODI Rankings, a spot previously held by his former captain Virat Kohli. Gill has been praised by cricket fans and pundits for his exceptional performance against New Zealand.

Shubman Gill eventually broke Virat Kohli’s record in India vs New Zealand 3ed ODI after another century against the Kiwis in the match. The 23-year-old set the world record for most runs in an ODI series, tied for first place with Pakistan’s Babar Azam.

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