Formerly top-ranked fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson of England have advanced in the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after some fine bowling in the drawn second Test against Pakistan in Southampton.
Broad has moved up one slot to second position in the bowlers’ list after a haul of four for 56 while Anderson has moved up two slots to 14th with figures of three for 60, as the pair helped dismiss Pakistan for 236 in their only innings of the match.
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took two for 28 in England’s score of 110 for four declared, gaining two places to reach eighth position but is still away from his career-best ranking of third in October 2018. In the batsmen’s list, Babar Azam is back at a career-best fifth position which he had attained in February 2020. His knock of 47 helped him gain one place while his compatriots Abid Ali (up to 49th) and Mohammad Rizwan (up to 75th) have also attained career-best rankings after knocking up half centuries. (ICC)