In the latest ICC test bowlers ranking according to 10th September, England fast bowler James Anderson has become the new number 1 ranked bowler replacing Ravindra Jadeja. It was an exceptional spell by James Anderson in a third test match at Lords where he picked 7-42 in the second innings which helped the hosts to win the match by 9 wickets and seal the series 2-1.
James Anderson took 9 wickets in a third test match at Lords and has now 896 points. The fast bowler was the number 1 ranked bowler during August 2016. Ravindra Jadeja is currently second in the rankings with 884 points. Jadeja was the number 1 ranked bowler in test matches for quite some time.
Ravichandran Ashwin remains in the third place with 852 points. Sri Lanka legend spinner Rangana Hearth jumps one position up to fourth place. He has a chance to climb in the upcoming test series against Pakistan in UAE. Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood is one place down to 5th with 794 points.
South African youngster Kagiso Rabada remains at number 6th while his teammate Dale Steyn jumps one place up to 7th. South Africa takes on Bangladesh in the 2 match test series starting from 28th September.
Nathan Lyon has climbed up to 8th position due to the brilliant performance in the recently concluded test series against Bangladesh where he picked 22 wickets in 2 test matches. Vernon Philander remains ninth with 751 points and New Zealand Neil Wagner remains at 10th with 745 points.
James Anderson picked up his 500th wicket in the Lords test match and became the sixth bowler to take these numbers of wickets in test matches. He replaced Ravichandran Ashwin last year. In the upcoming Ashes series against Australia, Anderson will play a key role in helping England retaining the Ashes.
Here we look at the latest ICC bowlers rankings:
- James Anderson ( England)- 896
- Ravindra Jadeja ( India)-884
- Ravichandran Ashwin ( India)- 852
- Rangana Hearth ( Sri Lanka)- 809
- Josh Hazlewood (Australia)- 794
- Kagiso Rabada ( South Africa)- 785
- Dale Steyn ( South Africa)- 763
- Nathan Lyon (Australia)- 752
- Vernon Philander ( South Africa)- 751
- Neil Wagner ( New Zealand)- 745