Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has replaced India's Mohammad Siraj as the number-1 ODI bowler in the latest ICC rankings. Shami, Rahul, and Rohit benefit in the rankings. In Test rankings, Kane Williamson moves to second place. Read more here.
ICC Rankings: Josh Hazlewood replaces Mohammad Siraj as the number-1 ODI bowler
In the latest ICC ODI rankings released on March 22, Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has replaced India’s Mohammad Siraj as the number-1 ODI bowler. Siraj, who was at the top of the rankings just a few months ago, slipped to the third position after a poor performance in the second ODI against Australia. Hazlewood, who secured the second position in June 2017, has become the number-1 bowler in the ODI for the first time.
Siraj’s loss is not the only change in the rankings. Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has jumped five places to reach number 28. KL Rahul, who scored an unbeaten 75 runs in the first ODI played in Mumbai, has also benefited in the ranking. He has jumped three places and reached number 39. India captain Rohit Sharma has also gained one place and is now at number nine. Shubman Gill is fifth and Virat Kohli stands at number seven.
In the Test rankings, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has moved to the second position after scoring a century and a double century in the Test series against Sri Lanka. Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne still holds the top position. Henry Nicholls, who scored an unbeaten 200 in the Wellington Test, benefited 20 places and has come at number 27. Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne occupies the number 10 spot.
Overall, these rankings reflect the recent performances of the players and their teams. It will be interesting to see how they continue to perform in upcoming matches and tournaments, and whether they can maintain their positions or climb up even higher in the rankings.
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