Stuart Broad advanced seven places to take third position in the latest ICC Player Rankings among bowlers after a stellar display in the final Test against the West Indies. England prevailed by 269 runs in the third and final game to win Series 2-1.
The former top-ranking bowler, who finished with a 10-for-67 match haul during which he passed the 500 Test wickets mark, has reached his best place since he was third in August 2016.
Since his fast-fire 62 off 45 balls in the first innings, the 34-year-old has also secured seven places with the bat, the joint-third fastest for England in Test history, and has risen to 11th among all-rounders.
Indian cricketers, who have not taken the field since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintained their places in the top 10 rankings for batsmen.
Skipper Virat Kohli remains second behind Steve Smith in the batsmen standings while Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane rank seventh and eighth, respectively.
Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin continue to hold the third and fifth position respectively in the All-rounders ranking.
Despite Broad jumping seven positions to break into the top 10, however, India’s Jasprit Bumrah has been moved down a spot to be eighth in the bowlers list.
Another England bowler to rise in the rankings was Chris Woakes, whose five-wicket haul in the second innings took him to 20th place and a career-best score of 654.
Following scores of 57 and 90 at Old Trafford, England opener Rory Burns gained 13 slots to reach 17th place, the 29-year-old left-hander climbed into the top 20 for the first time.
Ollie Pope reached a career-best 46th spot, winning 24 slots at his 91 ‘s back in his only match innings, while wicketkeeper Jos Buttler’s 67 knock lifted him from 50th to 44th.
Shai Hope has added two slots for the West Indies to hit 68th place while pacer Kemar Roach has advanced to 15th place after taking four wickets in England’s first innings.