Calcutta: A maiden 10-wicket haul by England fast bowler Stuart Broad has given him a career-best third spot in the latest ICC Test charts released, on Tuesday, after England beat the West Indies by five wickets at Lord’s, to go 1-0 up in the three-Test series.
Broad recorded figures of seven for 72 and four for 93 (Match-haul of 11 for 165) which gave him a jump of five places and put him in No. 3 alongside his new ball partner James Anderson who bagged three wickets in the match. The two fast bowlers are 52 ratings points behind second-placed Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan.
Sachin Tendulkar remained the highest-ranked Indian batsman at the 12 th spot.
With 749 points to his kitty, Tendulkar shares the 12th spot with Azhar Ali of Pakistan in the batsmen’s chart which is headed by West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul who extended his advantage over South African AB de Villiers.
Among the bowlers, Zaheer Khan (No. 12) and Pragyan Ojha (No. 19) are the only two Indians in the top-20. With off-spinner Graeme Swann sitting in fifth position after slipping one place following his match figures of three for 111, England now has three bowlers inside the top five.
The bowlers’ list is headed by South Africa’s Dale Steyn.
Among batsmen, Chanderpaul extended his advantage over De Villiers to 57 ratings points.
Chanderpaul, who lifted the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the 2008 ICC Cricketer of the Year, had entered the Test with a lead over De Villiers by just six ratings points and over Jacques Kallis by eight ratings points.