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Broad back in top 10 of Reliance ICC Test bowling rankings

Tim Southee’s achieves best-ever ranking, while Trott returns to the top 10 of batting rankings

Broad back in top 10 of Reliance ICC Test bowling rankings - Cricket News
Stuart Broad celebrates after completing his five-wicket haul. He went on to return career-best Test match figures of 7 for 44.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad’s match-winning spell in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s has helped him return to the top 10 of the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers.  

In the latest bowling rankings released on Monday, a day after England’s 170-runs win over New Zealand, Broad has moved up four places to claim 10th position. Broad’s match haul of eight for 108, including a spell of seven for 44 in the second innings, also fetched him the player of the match award.  

Broad also scored a crucial 26 in the second innings. His combined effort with the bat and ball also helped him move up two places to fifth in the all-rounders’ table.   Broad’s pace partner James Anderson has also gained a place and is now in sixth position in the bowlers’ list.  

The other major mover is New Zealand strike bowler Tim Southee, who has moved up nine places to a career-best 15th, with a best-ever 621 ratings points.  

Southee had match figures of 10 for 108, his first ten-wicket haul in Tests. He also became only the second New Zealand bowler to claim a ten-wicket haul in a Lord’s Test.  

Steven Finn in 16th (up by one), Trent Boult in 35th (up by two) and Neil Wagner in 65th (up by four) have also made upward movements in the bowlers’ list.  

South Africa’s Dale Steyn continues to lead the bowlers’ table with teammate Vernon Philander in second place and Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath in third place.  

Meanwhile, England batsman Jonathan Trott has moved up two places to 10th, in the batting list. Also moving up are Ross Taylor in 11th (up by two), Kane Williamson in 28th (up by three) and Joe Root in 63rd (up by 47).  

The batting table continues to be headed by South Africa’s Hashim Amla with West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul in second place and AB de Villiers in third spot.

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