In a remarkable turn of events, Mohammed Siraj, the fiery pacer from India, has ascended to the pinnacle of the ICC ODI bowlers ranking. This historic achievement comes on the heels of his extraordinary performance in the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka.
Let’s have a look into Siraj’s incredible journey to the top and its implications for Team India: Mohammed Siraj Achieves World No. 1 Ranking in ICC ODI Bowlers List
Mohammed Siraj’s ascent to the No. 1 ODI bowler ranking was triggered by his astonishing six-for-21 performance in the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka. His incredible spell of bowling dismantled the Sri Lankan batting lineup, restricting them to a paltry 50 runs.
Siraj’s remarkable showing led to an impressive climb of eight positions in the ICC ODI bowlers ranking. This ascent has propelled him to the coveted No. 1 spot, dethroning Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood.
In the Asia Cup final, Mohammed Siraj accomplished something truly remarkable – he claimed a five-wicket haul in just 16 balls, making it the fastest-ever five-wicket haul in ODI cricket history. This extraordinary feat underscores his incredible talent and potential.
As India gears up for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, Siraj’s newfound status as the top-ranked ODI bowler injects fresh confidence into the Indian cricket team. With a lethal bowling attack that includes Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, India aims to lift the World Cup for the third time.
Mohammed Siraj isn’t the only Indian cricketer making waves in the ICC rankings. His teammate, Shubman Gill, has been closing the gap on the No. 1 batter spot currently held by Pakistan’s Babar Azam. Gill’s impressive performances have earned him 814 rating points, just 43 points behind Babar Azam’s 857.
With the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 on the horizon, these rankings are a testament to the fierce competition and talent in the world of cricket. Siraj’s journey to the top is a source of inspiration for aspiring cricketers and a reason for Indian cricket fans to be optimistic about the future.
In the latest ICC rankings update, South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj, who played a crucial role in his team’s ODI series win over Australia, has made significant gains. Afghan spinners Mujeeb-ur Rahman and Rashid Khan have also risen in the rankings, showcasing the prowess of spin bowling in contemporary cricket.
Mohammed Siraj’s meteoric rise to become the No. 1 ODI bowler is a testament to his hard work and skill. As he leads India’s bowling attack in the ODI World Cup 2023, cricket enthusiasts worldwide will be watching in anticipation, hoping to witness more extraordinary performances from this remarkable talent. The countdown to the World Cup has begun, and Siraj’s achievement adds another layer of excitement to the cricketing spectacle on the horizon.