England fast bowler James Anderson is the new No.1 ranked Test bowler in the latest update of the International Cricket Council’s rankings.
Anderson took his 500th wicket in England’s nine-wicket win over West Indies at Lord’s, claiming career-best figures of 7-42 in the second innings and nine for the match.
The 35-year-old’s performances were enough to see him overtake India left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja at the top of the rankings table, sitting 12 points clear on top.
Anderson was last ranked No.1 in August 2016 and is the oldest bowler to sit on top of the Test bowling table since Sri Lanka spinner Muthiah Muralidaran in 2009, and the oldest quick since Australia great Glenn McGrath in 2006.
Meanwhile, England allrounder Ben Stokes was another big mover in the rankings after his successful outing at Lord’s.
His first-innings 60 saw him move to No.20 on the batting charts, while his first-innings 6-22 saw him become the 21st-ranked bowler.
He overtook teammate Moeen Ali in the allrounder charts and now sits in fourth spot.
For West Indies, second-Test hero Shai Hope surged 11 spots to a career-best 30th in the batting rankings.
There was no change to the Test team rankings, with England remaining third and West Indies eight.