Broad cracks into top-three in ICC bowlers' ranking

Updated: 22 May 2012 18:22 IST

England's confident win by 5-wickets against West Indies a Lord's on Monday has seen Stuart Broad jump five places in the International Cricket Council rankings, announced on Tuesday.

Dubai:

England's confident win by 5-wickets against West Indies a Lord's on Monday has seen Stuart Broad jump five places in the International Cricket Council rankings, announced on Tuesday.

Broad's stellar performance saw him claim seven for 72 and four for 93 in the opening Test of the series. His haul earned him 35 rating points that took him to the joint-third position with team-mate James Anderson as the other occupant in a list still dominated by South Africa's Dale Steyn.

England's Graeme Swann slipped a position and is now on the fifth spot while the opposition saw Kemar Roach move up a place to take the 16th spot in the rankings.

West Indies however had something else to cheer about too as despite their fighting loss, Shivnarine Chnaderpaul managed to consolidate his lead at the top of the batsmen's list. He increased his lead over South Africa's AB de Villiers by 57 rating points.

While England have announced an un-changed side for the second Test ( read report here), reports have suggested that West Indies' skipper Darren Sammy has kept Chris Gayle as an option that can be looked into (read report here).

Topics : Gary Kirsten Ravi Rampaul MS Dhoni Bangladesh England West Indies Australia Shivnarine Chanderpaul Stuart Broad James Anderson Kemar Roach Graeme Swann Cricket
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