West Indies skipper Jason Holder strikes as much as 2nd spot in ICC rankings

Dubai, July 14

Jason Holder on Tuesday attained the best ranking factors by any West Indies bowler in 20 years, reaching a career-best second place within the ICC Test Player Rankings after main his staff to a well-known win over England at Southampton.

Holder, who picked seven wickets, together with a haul of six for 42 within the first innings, is now on a career-best 862 ranking factors, the very best for any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh’s tally of 866 in August 2000.

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

Skipper Virat Kohli stays second within the batsmen standings behind Steve Smith whereas Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane stay seventh and ninth respectively. Jasprit Bumrah is the one Indian bowler within the top-10 at seventh spot.

Holder retained 35th place amongst batsmen after the primary Test and has additionally reached a career-best tally of 485 factors on the prime of the all-rounders’ checklist.

The competitors on the prime guarantees to achieve momentum as No. 2 Ben Stokes has additionally made enormous beneficial properties to realize a career-best tally of 431 factors, narrowing the lead from 66 to 54 factors.

Stokes, main the facet within the absence of Joe Root, has equalled his career-high ninth place amongst batsmen that he achieved final November, after scores of 43 and 46 on the Ageas Bowl.

He is now just one place behind Root. Stokes has additionally risen three locations within the bowlers’ checklist to 23rd place with six wickets within the match.

Other England gamers to maneuver up the rankings embrace left-handed opener Rory Burns, who’s within the prime 30 for the primary time after scores of 30 and 42, whereas middle-order batsman Zak Crawley is within the prime 100 after accumulating 86 runs within the match.

For the visiting facet, Shannon Gabriel has gained 46 factors to succeed in a tally of 726 with a player-of-the-match effort of 9 wickets, however risen just one place to 18th owing to the vast hole between him and Ravindra Jadeja (722) earlier than the match.

Jermaine Blackwood’s excellent second-innings knock of 95 has helped him advance 14 slots to 58th place amongst batsmen whereas Shane Dowrich is at a career-best 37th place after scores of 61 and 20. PTI


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