Siraj races to No. 1 after astonishing Asia Cup display

Siraj races to no. 1 after astonishing asia cup display0

Significant changes can be seen in the most recent ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings update as a result of some outstanding performances.

Mohammed Siraj is now ranked #1 in the Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings thanks to his onslaught that saw him dismiss Sri Lanka for 50 runs in Colombo. His winning run of 6-21 in the Asia Cup has put him back in the top spot, which he held until Josh Hazlewood ousted him in March 2023.

Siraj concluded the competition with 10 wickets at an average of 12.2. As a result, he moved up eight ranks in the most recent ranking update, surpassing players like Mitchell Starc, Trent Boult, Hazlewood, and Rashid Khan.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid, the Afghan spin combo, also rose in the rankings, moving up to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. The only other people to move up into the top 10 were them.

Outside that area, Keshav Maharaj of South Africa recovered well from his injuries.

After losing the first two games of the five-match ODI series, Maharaj enabled the Proteas to become only the sixth team to win the series. With his 4-33 in the fifth One-Day International, the left-arm spinner took eight wickets at 16.87 each, at an economy of 4.07 per over, over the series. After moving up 10 spots from his previous career-high, he is presently ranked 15th.

The Batting Rankings also showed significant improvements. In the fourth One-Day International, South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen delivered an unprecedentedly devastating blow to Australia.

Klaasen’s 174 at 209.64 in Centurion is the highest strike-rate in an ODI innings by anybody. In the Men’s ODI Batting Rankings, it knocked Klaasen down 20 spots and helped South Africa win by 164 runs. Right now, he is ranked tenth.

Against New Zealand in the ODI series, England’s top run scorer with 277 runs at an average of 92.33 and a strike rate of 105.72 was Dawid Malan, who was brilliant. The hitter is ranked 13th in the ODI Rankings, which is a career-best. Earlier in his career, the batter spent 357 days at No. 1 in the T20I Batting Rankings.

Malan’s countryman Ben Stokes, who scored a scorching 182 at The Oval to mark his ODI return, is now ranked 36th in the ODI Batting Rankings.

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