Mohammed Siraj, an Indian fast bowler, has reclaimed the top place in the ICC ODI bowler rankings ahead of the ICC World Cup, which begins on October 5. His outstanding performance in the Asia Cup final, when he took six wickets for only 21 runs, was important in his meteoric rise.
Siraj’s outstanding performance in the Asia Cup final ended in Sri Lanka being bowled out for 50 runs. His remarkable performance has helped him to retake first place in the ODI bowling rankings, which he previously had but lost to Josh Hazlewood in March of this year.
Siraj, 27, finished the Asia Cup with a total of 10 wickets at an outstanding average of 12.2. His outstanding bowling abilities have allowed him to surpass bowlers like as Trent Boult, Rashid Khan, and Mitchell Starc to reclaim the coveted number one slot.
Notably, the Afghan spin tandem of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan has improved their ranks, moving up to the fourth and fifth spots, respectively, within the top 10.
Meanwhile, outside the top 10, South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj improved significantly after returning from an injury. His remarkable performance, notably his 4-33 in the fifth ODI against Australia, was critical in South Africa’s series victory after the first two games were lost. Maharaj is currently ranked 15th, a ten-place increase from his previous career best.
In addition to the bowlers’ rankings, the ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings have changed. South African Heinrich Klaasen took a major jump following his outstanding ODI performance against Australia.
In Centurion, Klaasen hit 174 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 209.64, helping South Africa to a 164-run win. This amazing performance catapulted him up 20 places, and he is currently ranked ninth in the ODI Batting Rankings.
Another English player, Dawid Malan, demonstrated his dynamism in the ODI series against New Zealand. Malan attained a career-high rating of 13th in the ODI Rankings after scoring 277 runs at an average of 92.33 and a strike rate of 105.72.
Ben Stokes, a compatriot who recently came out of retirement, celebrated his ODI comeback with a spectacular 182-run effort at The Oval, propelling him to 36th in the ODI batting rankings. These events have laid the groundwork for an interesting ICC World Cup competition, with players competing for top rankings and spectacular performances.
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