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Hazlewood, Siraj share top-spot in latest ICC ODI Bowling Rankings

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DUBAI: India’s Mohammed Siraj and Australia’s Josh Hazlewood are tied on rating points at the top of the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings ahead of ICC World Cup 2023, commencing tomorrow in India.

Both pace bowlers will enter ICC World Cup 2023 as top-ranked ODI bowlers after Mohammed Siraj lost 11 rating points during the final ODI against Australia and ended up with 669 rating points equaling Josh Hazlewood.

Siraj gave away 68 runs for one wicket from his nine overs in Rajkot during Australia’s 66-run victory, while, Josh Hazlewood returned with figures of 2-42 in his eight overs to retain his rating points.

They are closely followed by Afghanistan’s spin bowling duo Mujeeb Ur Rahman (657) and Rashid Khan (655) at third and fourth position respectively.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi jumped two places to sixth with 632 points, as Australia’s Mitchell Starc dropped to eighth position with 628 points after picking one wicket for 57 runs from 7 overs in his ODI comeback in the final ODI in the series against India.

India’s Kuldeep Yadav also dropped one spot and moved out of the top ten bowlers in the ICC ODI Rankings with 611 points and was replaced by Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi with 621 points.

Moreover, Australian opening batter David Warner jumped two places in the ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings to become joint-fourth alongside Ireland’s Harry Tector with 729 ranking points

David Warner scored three fifties in three games and was the second-highest run scored with 161 runs in the series against India.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam (857) retained his position at the top of the ODI Batting Rankings, with Indian batter Shubman Gill (839) following him closely at the second spot.

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell on the other hand climbed 10 places to grab the 11th spot in ICC Men’s ODI All-rounder Rankings after he returned with figures of 4-40 in the third ODI against India, marking his return to ODI cricket after being sidelined due to an injury.

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