England’s James Anderson claims top spot in Test Ranking for bowlers

England’s premier bowler James Anderson has climbed to no.1 position in the latest ICC Player Ranking for Test bowlers following his majestic performance in the third and final game against West Indies at Lords Cricket Ground.

James Anderson achieved a special milestone to become the first English bowler to take 500 wickets in Test Cricket and now has joined elusive club of bowlers who have 500 or more wickets to their name.

The 35-year old has become the oldest pace bowler to go to the top of rankings since Australia’s Glenn McGrath occupied the position way back in January 2006. He is also took his career best figures in the game to dethrone India’s left arm spinner Ravendra Jadeja from the top place. Ravi Ashwin and Rangana Herath are placed third and fourth in the rankings.

Ben Stokes also has climbed up places after his superlative performance with bat and ball in the final game against West Indies. He is now at 21st position in the ICC Player rankings for Test bowlers while Moeen Ali has managed to break into the top 30 list of bowlers.