Stuart Broad Moves to Number 3 on the ICC Test Bowling Ranking
Stuart Broad of England has moved to Number 3 on the International Cricket Council Test Bowling Ranking. On Wednesday, the ICC updated the standings after England beat the West Indies in the third and final round, claiming the series 2-1 in Manchester.
Right pacemaker Broad took 16 wickets in the last two Tests after being out of the Southampton encounter. He also became the seventh bowler and the fourth pacemaker to reach 500 milestones in the game’s elite format.
Englishman Chris Woakes, who made a five-wicket run in the second inning, moved to position 20. Jasprit Bumrah of India has dropped one spot and is currently in eighth place and West Indies Captain Jason Holder has dropped two places and is in fifth place.
Broad also moved up to 11th out of 14th out of all SUVs after his brilliant performance with the bat, scoring 62 of 45 balls in the first innings. Starter Rory Burns has gained 13 places to hit 17th in the batter rankings after scores of 57 and 90 at Old Trafford, the first time Burns’ left-hander has placed in the top 20.
Ollie Pope had the career-best 46th place of his career, earning 24 positions in the back of his 91 in his only innings of the game, while Jos Buttler’s hit of 67 has taken him from 50 to 44.