Virat Kohli moved up to 4th place in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen, and Mohammed Siraj rose to 3rd in the ODI bowlers’ rankings released today. The right-arm pacer Siraj ended the ODI series against Sri Lanka as the top wicket-taker, taking 9 wickets in 3 matches with an average of 10.22. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli was awarded the Man of the Series for being the leading run-scorer in the Sri Lanka ODIs.
India recently defeated Sri Lanka in a 3-0 ODI series win, with players like Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj playing crucial roles in the victory. The former Indian captain, Virat Kohli, was awarded the Player of the Series for his outstanding performances against Sri Lanka. He hit two centuries, including an unbeaten 166 runs in the third and final ODI, and 113 in the first ODI. He also accumulated 283 runs in 3 ODIs, with an average of 142.5.
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Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj was the leading wicket-taker in the three-match series, taking nine wickets, including a four-wicket haul in the final match. India, with Siraj’s help, were able to restrict Sri Lanka to a mere 73 runs while chasing 391.
ICC ODI Rankings Update:
Virat Kohli rose to 750 points in the latest ODI rankings, behind Pakistan captain Babar Azam who remains in first place with 887 points, South Africa’s Rassie van der Dussen is in second with 766 points and Quinton de Kock from South Africa is in third with 759 points. David Warner from Australia is in the fifth place behind Virat Kohli with 747 points.
On the other hand, Mohammed Siraj’s career also reached new heights as he rose to 685 ratings points in the latest ODI rankings. He also has a chance to become the top-ranked ODI bowler if he maintains his current level of performance against New Zealand. Trent Boult currently leads the ODI bowlers’ rankings with 730 points, while Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood is in second place with 727 points.
Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj will aim to maintain their form as they play against New Zealand in a three-match ODI series, followed by a T20I series of the same number of games.