Mohammed Siraj became the number 1 ranked One-day international bowler displacing Trent Boult and Josh Hazlewood. He impressed with his bowling in the home ODI series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Siraj was the leading wicket-taker for Team India in the ODI format for 2022 with 24 wickets. He was a part of the ICC ODI team of the year with his brilliant performances in the 50-over format. India whitewashed Sri Lanka and New Zealand by 3-0.
Siraj looked impressive in the ODI series against Sri Lanka, the leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets. He proved his worth with a match-winning performance in the first ODI match against New Zealand at Hyderabad picking up 4 wickets for 46 and helping Team India provide breakthroughs.
He took a total of 5 wickets in the New Zealand series as he was rested in the 3rd and final One-day international played at Indore. Siraj has improved in the 50-over format picking up wickets in the first 10 overs and also bowling yorkers in death overs.
Siraj looked impressive with his speed and accuracy on placid batting pitches in six ODI matches that team India played. He has just featured for Team India in 21 matches and grabbed 38 wickets at an economy of 4.61 runs per over.
Other Indian bowlers to feature in number 1 rankings
It is an honour for any player to become the number 1 ranked bowler in the world, especially in the ODI format.
Maninder Singh featured at the top of ICC bowlers rankings in the ODI format. He grabbed a total of 66 wickets for the Indian team. He achieved this feat in 1987 against West Indies. During that time, West Indies dominated world cricket, the left-arm spinner becoming the number 1 ranked ODI bowler was a brilliant achievement.
Kapil Dev was the first captain for India to the historic 1983 World Cup defeating giant West Indies. He achieved the feat of becoming the number 1 ranked ODI bowler in 1989.
Anil Kumble also achieved the milestone of becoming the number 1 ranked ODI bowler in 1996. He grabbed a total of 235 wickets in the ODI format for Team India.
Ravindra Jadeja also achieved the feat of going to the top of the ICC ODI bowlers ranking. He was at his best and scaled the height of number 1 in 2013.
Jasprit Bumrah was the last Indian bowler to go to the top of the ICC ODI bowling rankings. He achieved this milestone after some stellar performances in 2018.