Home Cricket News Josh Hazlewood becomes NO 1 ODI Bowler, Siraj slips down – ICC...

Josh Hazlewood becomes NO 1 ODI Bowler, Siraj slips down – ICC ODI Ranking Updated

ICC ODI Ranking Updated: Australian right-arm paceman Josh Hazlewood has dethroned India’s Mohammad Siraj to become World’s Number 1 ODI bowler in the recently updated ICC ODI Ranking for players. The development was confirmed after International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the latest player rankings on Wednesday.

Josh Hazlewood becomes NO 1 ODI Bowler, Siraj slips down - ICC ODI Ranking Updated
Image Source: Twitter

As per the latest ICC ODI Ranking, Mohammad Siraj slips to third place after copping with the burnt of assault from Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head in the IND vs AUS 2nd ODI held in Vishakhapatnam, a couple of days ago. However, Siraj was brilliant during the first ODI between the two sides, where he returned with a fine figure of three wickets in 5.4 overs.

The hero of the IND vs AUS 2nd ODI, Mitchell Starc has made significant gains to move up the ladder as he sits in joint third position with India’s Mohammad Siraj with 702 rating points. Mitchell Starc’s advancements in the ICC ODI Ranking for bowlers are largely after his exploits in the first two ODIs against India. The left-arm pacer was successful in scalping three wickets in the first ODI and returned with a memorable five-wicket haul in his subsequent outing.

Meanwhile, Josh Hazlewood has been placed atop the ICC ODI Ranking for the first time in his career. The previous best he achieved was the second position in June 2017. Notably, Hazlewood is ruled out of the entire Australia tour of India 2023 due to Achilles niggle.

“Hazlewood, whose career-best second position was attained for the first time in June 2017 and which he had kept since August 2022, is No. 1 in ODIs for the first time,” the ICC said.

The other gainers on the list are Mohammad Shami, who made a sensational effort in the first ODI and scalped three wickets. He moved up by five places to reach 28th.

Down below is complete ICC ODI Ranking for Batters, Bowlers and All-Rounders:

Josh Hazlewood becomes NO 1 ODI Bowler, Siraj slips down - ICC ODI Ranking Updated
ICC ODI Ranking for Batters, Bowlers & All-Rounders as on 22-03-2023 | Image Souce: icc-cricket.com

Rahul, Rohit make gains in ICC Batters Ranking

In the batter’s ranking, KL Rahul has gained three places to reach 39th position following his classy effort to rescue India in the first ODI in Mumbai. Rahul scored an unbeaten 75 and helped India win the first ODI against Australia.

Skipper Rohit Sharma has been shifted by one place to ninth in the ICC ODI Ranking for Batters. Besides Rohit, his opening partner Shubman Gill has also made significant gains in the player rating, however, he still sits in the fifth position, the highest rating among the Indian players currently.

Virat Kohli also continues to hold his seventh place in the ICC ODI Rankings.

ALSO READ: Jasprit Bumrah is critical for India’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign – Aaron Finch

For more details head to ICC official website.