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Jason Holder’s career-best six-wicket haul in the first Test against England has lifted him to second invest the ICC Test rankings for bowlers.
The West Indies captain, who returned figures of 6-42 in England’s first innings at the Ageas Bowl, has now moved above New Zealand’s Neil Wagner on 862 ranking points.
England vs W Indies
July 16, 2020, 10:30am
Only Australian seamer Pat Cummins features a higher points total than Holder’s, which can be the best for almost any West Indies bowler on the ICC list since Courtney Walsh 20 years back.
Holder also heads the ICC rankings for Test all-rounders, above Ben Stokes – the opposing captain at the Ageas Bowl as West Indies triumphed by four wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
England paceman James Anderson has slipped two places to 10th in the rankings, despite returning figures of 3-42 in the tourists’ first innings.
Anderson, who’s just 13 short of reaching 600 wickets in Tests, has been overtaken by New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Josh Hazlewood of Australia.
Watch Holder lead West Indies in the next #raisethebat Test against England at Emirates Old Trafford. Coverage begins at 10.30am on Thursday on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.