West Indies pacer Shamar Joseph moves into  the top 50 of the ICC test rankings for bowlers

West  Indies pacer  Shamar  Joseph  has  roared  into  the  top  50 of the ICC Test rankings for bowlers…. following  his  exploits which  led  the  Windies  to an  historic  8 run  victory in the second test against world  champions  Australia  at  the  Gabba  in  Brisbane.

Joseph, who produced a career-best and match defining 7 for 68 while bowling with an  injured  toe….jumped 42 spots to number 50 on the rankings…..sharing the spot with Sri Lankan quick Lahiru Kumara with 397 points. 

Windies teammates Kemar Roach and Alzarri Joseph were also rewarded for their good showing in the Brisbane test.  

Roach moved up two places to 17th to remain the highest ranked bowler from the region while Alzarri joseph climbed 4 places to 33rd.

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin maintains his place at the top of the bowling  rankings  following his six wicket-haul against England

in the, meantime England  batsman  Ollie Pope reached a new career-high 684 rating points after climbing 20 places to 15th on the test batting rankings………following his impressive match winning 196 in the second innings of the 1st test versus India in  Hyderabad.

Top spot is occupied by Kane Williamson of New Zealand while Kraigg Brathwaite remains the highest ranked west indies batsman despite falling one place to number  37.


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