Siraj becomes Numero Uno bowler in ODI, Shubman Gill moves up the ladder

image-ldbeizy7Mohammed Siraj bagged 5 wickets in two ODIs against New Zealand (Source - Associated Press)

After a convincing win over New Zealand, India gained the top spot in the team's ranking, and Men in Blue's young bloods - Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj - have gained a lot from the recently concluded three-match ODI series.

Siraj, 28, after becoming the 3rd Ranked ODI bowler last bowler, now has bagged the top-flight position, after going past Australian Josh Hazlewood and New Zealand's Trent Boult. 

Meanwhile, the Indian opener, Gill scored a record-breaking 360 runs in the bilateral against Blackcaps at an average of 180 with a strike rate of 128.57. After this, the 23-year-old jumped a whopping 20 places to the 6th spot.

Although Indian modern-day giant Virat Kohli has seen a mere slip in the ranking after moving three slots down to the 7th position as they could only bank 55 runs in the three matches against the Kiwis. 

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, who scored 101, 51 and 34 against the Blackcaps, has leapfrogged two places to equal the 8th slot.

The Kiwi star opener Devon Conway also improved 13 spots to 37th overall on the list for batters after his fighting century in the final ODI in Indore. 

From a merry tour to Zimbabwe, Ireland players have also shown improvement in their ODI rankings. Harry Tector jumps 12 places to 13th overall for the batters, while Joshua Little improves 27 places to equal 33rd.

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