DUBAI: England veteran pacer James Anderson ended the supremacy of Australia captain Pat Cummins on the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings after 4 years.
Veteran Anderson dethroned Cummins to turn into the No.1 Test bowler within the ICC rankings, on the again of his seven-wicket haul throughout England’s dominant 267-run win over the Black Caps in Mount Maunganui final week.
At the ripe age of 40 years and 207 days, Anderson can be the oldest participant to assert high billing within the rankings – a report which was earlier held by the Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett again in 1936.
“It is the sixth time that Anderson has held the title as the premier bowler on the Test rankings, with the right-armer first scaling the heights back in May 2016 when he went past teammate Stuart Broad and Ashwin to hold top billing.” stated International Cricket Council on its web site.
Anderson has been a mainstay in England’s bowling assault within the longest format of the sport since he made his debut means again in 2003. He has taken a complete of 682 Test scalps to be third on the all-time listing of main wicket-takers behind spin duo Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708).
“Anderson’s lead at the top is very slender though, with Ashwin remaining in second place on a total of 864 rating points and just two rating points behind the England pacer.” added ICC.
Cummins, who drops to 3rd with 858 ranking factors, has an opportunity to regain the highest spot by means of strong performances throughout Australia’s ongoing Test collection towards India.
On the opposite hand, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga has surpassed Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan to high the T20I bowling rankings, as a consequence of Rashid’s unimpressive exhibiting within the three matches towards UAE held not too long ago throughout which he took solely 4 wickets
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