Big Changes in bowler’s Test ranking after ENG-WI series
Veteran English pacer Stuart Broad has taken a big steps in the ICC bowlers test ranking. Although, In the first match of the series against the West Indies, Stuart Broad seemed to be left out as he was not called up for the XI. Shortly after returning to the XI, the pacer rose to third place in the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings with a stellar performance in two matches. West Indies captain Holder is two steps behind in fifth place.
Broad has taken 18 wickets in the last two matches. He took 10 wickets for 67 runs in the last match. He also touched the 500th Test wicket of his career on Tuesday (July 29). The results of this great performance have been received by Broad. Broad, who finished 10th in the Test bowlers’ rankings at the start of the series, is now third. Seven steps ahead now his rating point is 623.
On the other hand, the holder has deteriorated. Holder bowled well in the first match of the series. However, he could not show that continuity in the next two matches. As a result, he has dropped to fifth place. This Caribbean pacer has a rating of 610.
As usual, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins is at the top of the bowling rankings. His rating point is 904. This Aussie bowler has been ruling the top spot for a long time. Second-ranked Kiwi pacer Neil Wagner has a rating of 743; Which is 20 points more than Broad.
Other players in the top ten are New Zealand’s Tim Southee, West Indies’ Jason Holder, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, Australia’s Mitchell Starc, India’s Jaspreet Bumrah, New Zealand’s Trent Bolt and Australia’s Jos Hazlewood.