Sat. Aug 15th, 2020

Broad makes rapid gains after match-winning show

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Stuart Broad has progressed seven places to reach third position among bowlers in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after a stellar show in the final Test against the West Indies, which England won by 269 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.

The formerly top-ranked bowler, who finished with a match haul of 10 for 67 during which he touched the milestone of 500 Test wickets, has reached his best since August 2016 when too he was third.

Broad has also gained seven places with the bat after his 62 off 45 balls in the first innings, the joint-third fastest for England in Test history, and risen three places among all-rounders to 11th. Another England bowler to advance is Chris Woakes, whose five-wicket haul in the second innings has lifted him to 20th position and a career-best rating points tally of 654.

England opener Rory Burns has also gained in the latest update, gaining 13 spots to reach 17th position after scores of 57 and 90 at Old Trafford, the first time the 29-year-old left-hander has moved into the top 20.

Ollie Pope is at a career-best 46th position, gaining 24 slots on the back of his 91 in his only innings of the match, while Jos Buttler’s knock of 67 has lifted him from 50th to 44th.

For the West Indies, Shai Hope has gained two slots to reach 68th position while fast Kemar Roach has gained one slot to reach 15th place after grabbing four wickets in England’s first innings.

ICC Test Player Rankings (as of 29 July 2020, after the England-West Indies series):

Batsmen (top 10)

Rank         (+/-)Player           Team  Pts      Avge  Highest Rating
1( – )Steve SmithAus91162.84947 v SA at Durban 2018
2( – )Virat KohliIndia88653.62937 v Eng at Southampton 2018
3( – )M LabuschagneAus827*!63.43827 v NZ at Sydney 2020
4(-1)Ben StokesEng81438.42827 v WI at Old Trafford 2020
5( – )K WilliamsonNZ81250.99915 v Ban at Hamilton 2019
6( – )Babar AzamPak800!45.12800 v Ban at Rawalpindi 2020
7( – )David WarnerAus79348.94880 v NZ at Perth 2015
8( – )C PujaraIndia76648.66888 v SL at Nagpur 2017
9( – )Joe RootEng75148.30917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015
10( – )Ajinkya RahaneIndia72642.88825 v NZ at Indore 2016

Other selected rankings

Rank                      (+/-)PlayerTeam  Pts     Avge   Highest Rating
17(+13)Rory BurnsEng661*!35.67661 v WI at Old Trafford 2020
44(+6)Jos ButtlerEng54831.63635 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2018
46(+24)Ollie PopeEng531*!43.38531 v WI at Old Trafford 2020
68(+2)Shai HopeWI45426.27653 v Zim at Bulawayo 2017

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank        (+/-) Player         Team  Pts     Avge   Highest Rating
1( – )Pat CumminsAus90421.82914 v Eng at Old Trafford 2019
2( – )Neil WagnerNZ84326.60859 v Aus at Melbourne 2019
3(+7)Stuart BroadEng82327.94880 v SA at Johannesburg 2016
4( – )Tim SoutheeNZ812!29.00812 v India at Christchurch 2020
5(-2)Jason HolderWI81026.69862 v Eng at Southampton 2020
6(-1)Kagiso RabadaSA80222.95902 v Aus at Port Elizabeth 2018
7(-1)Mitchell StarcAus79726.97807 v NZ at Perth 2019
8(-1)Jasprit BumrahIndia779*20.33834 v WI at Jamaica 2019
9(-1)Trent BoultNZ77027.65825 v Eng at Lord’s 2015
10(-1)J HazlewoodAus76926.20864 v India at Bengaluru 2017

Other selected rankings

Rank                     (+/-)Player Team  Pts     Avge   Highest Rating
15(+1)Kemar RoachWI74427.51781 v India at Jamaica 2019
20(+1)Chris WoakesEng654!29.40654 v WI at Old Trafford 2020

All-rounders (top five)

Rank     (+/-) Player Team  Pts     Highest Rating
1( – )Ben StokesEng490497 v WI at Old Trafford 2020
2( – )Jason HolderWI447485 v Eng at Southampton 2020
3( – )R JadejaIndia397438 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2017
4( – )Mitchell StarcAus298346 v India at Pune 2017
5( – )R AshwinIndia281492 v Eng at Mohali 2016
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August 2020