Fast bowler Stuart Broad, who performed brilliantly in the third and final Test against the West Indies, has moved up to the third position in the ICC Ranking in the list of bowlers with a gain of 7 places. England won the third and final Test by 269 runs and won the series 2–1. Broad, who took 10 wickets for 67 runs in the match, also achieved the feat of taking 500 Test wickets in this match.
Broad, the former world number one bowler, has achieved his best ranking since August 2016. Even then he was in third place. The 34-year-old Broad played a blistering 62 off 45 balls in the first innings, giving him a 7th place advantage in the batting rankings. Broad has also moved up three places to 11th in the list of Broad all-rounders, who have equaled the third fastest Test half-century for England.
The Indian batsmen, who have been away from the cricket field since March due to the Coronavirus epidemic, have managed to retain their place in the top 10 in the batsmen rankings. Captain Virat Kohli retained the second spot after Steve Smith, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane are in seventh and ninth position respectively.
In the all-rounders' list, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are at the third and fifth position respectively. Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, however, slipped one place to 8th position. Fast bowler Chris Woakes, who took five wickets in the second innings of the West Indies, has reached 20th position with a career-best 654 rating points.
England opener Rory Burns moved up 13 places to 17th. He scored innings of 57 and 90 in the third Test. The left-handed batsman has made it to the top 20 for the first time. Olly Pope has reached a career-best 46th ranking. He gained 24 places. He scored an innings of 91 runs. Wicket-keeper batsman Jose Butler has moved up six places to 44th thanks to his innings of 67 runs.
West Indies' Shai Hope has moved up two places to 68th in the batsmen's rankings, while England's first-innings wicket-taker Kemar Roach has gained one place to 15th.
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