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Mohammed Siraj replaced as No.1 ODI bowler by Keshav Maharaj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mohammed Siraj‘s brief stint as the world’s number one ODI bowler came to an end after just a week with South African spinner Keshav Maharaj taking over the top spot on Tuesday.
Siraj had reclaimed the number one position on November 8, replacing Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi. However, the updated rankings revealed Maharaj as the new top-ranked bowler.
Maharaj’s performance in the World Cup, with seven wickets in three matches since November 1, including a four-for against New Zealand in Pune, contributed to his ascent in the rankings.
Despite the change, the difference between the two players is minimal, with just three rating points separating them.
Siraj, India’s fifth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament, has claimed 12 wickets in nine fixtures, with his best figures being three for 16.
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Kuldeep Yadav are ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
Bumrah is the highest wicket-taker for India in the competition, bagging 17 in nine games, with best figures of four for 39.
While seamer Mohammad Shami is at the 12th spot in the latest rankings, spinner Ravindra Jadeja is at 19th.
Shubman Gill maintains top spot among batters
As for batting, Indian opener Shubman Gill held on to the top spot.
He had displaced Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who continues to be ranked second and is separated by eight rating points.
So far, Gill is the sixth-highest run-scorer for the Men in Blue at this event, scoring 270 in seven matches, including a best of 92 versus Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, star batter Virat Kohli also maintains his fourth spot, being the highest run-scorer for the side in this tournament, collecting 594 in nine outings, including two hundreds and five fifties.
Kohli is followed by skipper Rohit Sharma in the fifth place, Shreyas Iyer is ranked 13th, followed by KL Rahul, who is jointly placed at 17th alongside Steven Smith of Australia.
Jadeja 10th among all-rounders
In the all-rounders’ list, Ravindra Jadeja is placed 10th, while the top spot continues to be held by Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan.
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya has dropped to 16th after being ruled out of the competition following an ankle injury against Bangladesh.
(With PTI Inputs)

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