ICC Test Rankings: Jason Holder jumps to second spotLast updated on Jul 15, 2020, 12:33 pm
West Indian captain Jason Holder has moved to second spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers.
The 28-year-old overtook New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner to achieve a record 862 rating points.
Holder grabbed a six-for as West Indies handed England a four-wicket defeat in the recently concluded first Test at the Ageas Bowl.
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Holder gains big in the ICC Rankings
Holder achieved his best bowling figures in the first innings, having finished with 42/6.
This made him achieve a career-best 862 points in the ICC Test Rankings, the best for any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh's tally of 866 (August 2000).
Holder, who already leads the all-rounders tally, further extended his lead at the top (485 points).
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Captain Holder breaks this record of Brian Lara
As the visitors sealed victory in the first Test, Jason Holder surpassed Brian Lara's record of 10 wins as captain. Under Holder, West Indies have now won 11 out of 33 Test matches, losing 17. Meanwhile, five of them have been drawn.
Stokes follows Holder on the all-rounders' tally
Ben Stokes, who led England in the absence of regular skipper Joe Root, is following Holder in all-rounders' segment with 431 points.
Notably, he reduced Holder's lead from 66 to 54 points.
Stokes also equaled his career-high ninth spot in the ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen that he achieved last November.
He stood for England with scores of 43 and 46.
ICC Test Rankings for All-rounders
Jason Holder (WI), Ben Stokes (ENG), Ravindra Jadeja (IND), Mitchell Starc (AUS), Ravichandran Ashwin (IND), Colin de Grandhomme (NZ), Pat Cummins (AUS), Roston Chase (WI), Tim Southee (NZ), Chris Woakes (ENG).
Gabriel, Burns and Blackwood move up
Shannon Gabriel has gained 46 points to reach a tally of 726 in the rankings for bowlers.
He was named the Player of the Match after claiming nine scalps.
Among batsmen, England opener Rory Burns enters the top 30 for the first time, having scored 72 runs in the opening Test.
Jermaine Blackwood's also moved to 58th position with a blistering 95.
West Indies earned 40 points in the ICC WTC
A win over England fetched West Indies the much-needed 40 points in the ICC World Test Championship.
Besides, England remain on number four with 146 points.
India still lead the table with 360 points, followed by Australia (296 points) and New Zealand (180 points).
Notably, each series of the WTC is worth 120 points, distributed evenly over the number of matches in a series.