Stuart Broad achieves career best ICC test rankings – 3rd place, joins Anderson
Stuart Broad has achieved a career-best position in the latest ICC Player Rankings released on Tuesday following his maiden 10-wicket haul in England’s first Test victory over the West Indies.
The fast bowler has jumped to third place in the rankings – level with team-mate James Anderson – after recording figures of seven for 72 and four for 93 in England’s five-wicket win at Lord’s on Monday.
England off-spinner Graeme Swann drops one to fifth position on the list headed by South Africa’s Dale Steyn.
In the rankings for Test batsmen, West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul extended his advantage over South Africa’s AB de Villiers after scores of of 87 not out and 91 in the defeat to England, for whom Ian Bell, in 17th, and Andrew Strauss, in 27th, have climbed the rankings.
England had won the first test against West Indies and currently that is the only test series going on. England is currently no. 1 in the test team rankings and would have to win the series against West Indies to maintain the position, and even a series draw would take them to no. 2 position.
Source: AFPTags: ICC Rankings . James Anderson . Shivnarine Chanderpaul . Stuart Broad . West Indies tour of England
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