Broad strikes to 3rd spot in ICC Test rankings after match-winning effort in opposition to West Indies


Dubai, July 29

Stuart Broad progressed seven locations to seize the third place amongst bowlers within the newest ICC Player Rankings after a stellar present within the last Test in opposition to the West Indies.

England gained the third and last Test by 269 runs to clinch the collection 2-1.

The former top-ranked bowler, who completed with a match haul of 10 for 67 throughout which he touched the milestone of 500 Test wickets, has reached his greatest place since August 2016 when he was third.

The 34-year-old has additionally gained seven locations with the bat after his quick-fire 62 off 45 balls within the first innings, the joint-third quickest for England in Test historical past, and risen three locations amongst all-rounders to 11th.

Indian cricketers, who haven’t taken the sphere since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, retained their positions within the top-10 of batsmen rankings. 

Skipper Virat Kohli stays second within the batsmen standings behind Steve Smith whereas Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane stay seventh and ninth respectively.

In the record of all-rounders, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin proceed to occupy the third and fifth spot respectively.

However, with Broad shifting seven locations to interrupt in to the highest 10, India’s Jasprit Bumrah was pushed down a spot to eighth within the bowlers record.

Another England bowler to advance within the rankings was Chris Woakes, whose five-wicket haul within the second innings lifted him to 20th place and a career-best tally of 654 score factors.

England opener Rory Burns gained 13 spots to succeed in 17th place after scores of 57 and 90 at Old Trafford, the primary time the 29-year-old left-hander has moved into the highest 20.

Ollie Pope reached a career-best 46th place, gaining 24 slots on the again of his 91 in his solely innings of the match, whereas wicketkeeper Jos Buttler’s knock of 67 lifted him from 50th to 44th.

For the West Indies, Shai Hope has gained two slots to succeed in 68th place whereas pacer Kemar Roach has moved a spot to succeed in 15th after grabbing 4 wickets in England’s first innings. PTI



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