Mohammed Siraj becomes number 1 ODI bowler
Mohammed Siraj is now at number one with 729 rating points
Team India's gun bowler Mohammed Siraj has done amazing bowling in the ODI format in the last year and currently, he is performing on another level. Siraj has become the number-one bowler in the world in ICC ODI Ranking.
After the ODI series played between India and New Zealand, The Apex cricket board has released the latest ODI rankings in which this fast bowler is in first place. Siraj has bowled brilliantly in the last year and he has finally got his reward. He achieved the first position by leaving New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult behind. This is the first time that Siraj has become number one in the ODI format.
The 28-year-old fast bowler made his ODI debut in the year 2019 but after some time he was dropped from the team. In February last year, Siraj made a comeback in this format and since then has remained the most reliable bowler of Team India. Since his return, Siraj has played 20 matches in which he has 37 wickets. Especially in the powerplay, Siraj has been seen troubling every big batsman.
Recently, Siraj took nine wickets in the three ODI series against Sri Lanka. He was seen wreaking havoc against Sri Lankan batters. At the same time, in the very first match of the series against New Zealand, he took four wickets. This match was played in his hometown Hyderabad. After this series, Siraj is now at number one with 729 rating points. Siraj took 5 wickets in two ODIs against New Zealand while he was rested in the last match. India clean swept New Zealand 3-0 in the three-match ODI series. Siraj was recently rewarded for his stellar performance by featuring in the Apex cricket body ODI Team of the Year 2022 along with Shreyas Iyer.
On the other hand, Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood is second with 727 points and Kiwi fast bowler Trent Boult is in third place with 708 points. Apart from Siraj, Shami has also got a big advantage in the rankings. He has jumped 11 places to reach the 32nd position.
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