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Miyaan Supremacy
Feb 3, 2023, 10:00:00 PM

Miyaan Supremacy

In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Team India's best fast bowler, Mohammad Siraj, has shown that he is currently the best bowler on the team by jumping to the top of the latest ICC ODI rankings. The 28-year-old bowler broke up the best batting order, and in the series against New Zealand, he got rid of one of the best batsmen in One Day Internationals.

Siraj wasn't always thought of as a good bowler. However, senior players like Virat Kohli always backed him up, which helped him get to the top of the list in One Day Internationals. The young bowler took wickets in the three-game series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand and became the best in the world in the 50-over format. He ensured that Team India didn't miss Jasprit Bumrah and helped the Blue Men win some of the most important games.

Fans liked how he bowled recently, and they have been praising the top Indian pacer on social media. Mohammad Siraj was a nobody, but now he is known worldwide as the best bowler. Siraj took 9 wickets in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. During the tour of New Zealand, he moved past Josh Hazlewood to take the No. 1 spot in the ICC's most recent rankings.

Early Life and Career

He was born in Hyderabad on March 13, 1994. His father drove an auto-rickshaw, and his mother stayed home and cared for him. Siraj played his first first-class game on November 15, 2015, for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy tournament. Karthik Udupa coached him. On January 2, 2016, he played his first Twenty20 game in the 2015–16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. During the Ranji Trophy tournament in 2016–17, he was the player for Hyderabad, who took the most wickets, with 41 wickets at an average of 18.92.

In February 2017, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team paid 2.6 crores to buy him for the 2017 Indian Premier League. At the 2018 IPL auction in January, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In the 2017–18 Vijay Hazare Trophy, which ended in February 2018, he had the most dismissals (23 in seven games). He was put on India A's team for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy in October 2018. He was put on India B's team for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy in October 2019.

On October 21, 2020, he became the first bowler in the history of the Indian Premier League to bowl two perfect overs in a single game.

Rise to the Throne

Mohammed Siraj was named the best ODI bowler by the ICC. He beat Trent Boult and Josh Hazlewood to take the top spot.

It means that Siraj jumps to the top of the ODI bowler rankings with 729 rating points, though his lead over Hazlewood is only two rating points higher.

Mohammed Siraj was named the best ODI bowler by the ICC. He beat Trent Boult and Josh Hazlewood to take the top spot. India pacer Mohammed Siraj became the best ODI bowler in the world on Wednesday. This shows how quickly he has moved up in international cricket. Siraj beat Trent Boult of New Zealand and Josh Hazlewood of Australia to become the best ODI bowler for the first time. Not only has Siraj been in great shape over the last year, but his performance in the ODI series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand at home earlier this month showed how much the right-hander has grown.

The Efforts and Troll

Last year, India's bowling coach, Paras Mhambrey, told Siraj he needed to work on certain parts of his game. The quick and energetic Siraj has put in the extra work, and it has paid off.

Siraj got nine wickets against Sri Lanka and was the top wicket-taker in the three-game series. He followed that up by getting four wickets in the series' first game against New Zealand, which had just ended.

Around this time last year, India was having trouble in ODIs because they were not good with the new ball. Even though they had Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in their lineup, they were by far the worst bowling team in the world in the first ten overs.

Mohammed Siraj has stepped forward to do something about it.

He made early breakthroughs during this series against Sri Lanka that helped his team win. He took two wickets with the new ball in the first ODI. In the second, he took one wicket, and in the third, his four strikes were a big reason why Sri Lanka lost by the most runs ever in an ODI.

In the whole series, he took nine wickets, which was the most of anyone. These are great numbers, but what was more encouraging was how he did things. Siraj knew that he had to have both types of throws in his arsenal if he wanted to do well at the highest level. This made him try out the wobble seam, now his main way to get someone out. He first looks for the swing with the new ball. But as soon as the ball stops moving, he goes right to the wobble-seam variation. He would turn the seam toward a right-handed batter's fine leg and hit the ground hard while going for the stumps.

Siraj did show off his newest trick. In his last over, he put in a slower ball with the back of his hand. He can bowl an off-center shot, but this was different. Something that could happen a lot more in the days to come. Something that will help him bowl in a different way.

It means that Siraj jumps to the top of the ODI bowler rankings with 729 rating points, though his lead over Hazlewood is only two rating points higher.

When asked about Siraj after India swept New Zealand in the series, India's captain Rohit Sharma was full of praise for the young fast bowler.