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Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Jason Holder moves up to second spot in Test bowling rankings

West Indies' captain Jason Holder celebrates the dismissal of England captain Ben Stokes during the fourth day of the first cricket Test match, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Mike Hewitt/Pool via AP).

West Indies' captain Jason Holder celebrates the dismissal of England captain Ben Stokes during the fourth day of the first cricket Test match, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Mike Hewitt/Pool via AP).

West Indies captain Jason Holder on Tuesday attained the highest rating points by any Caribbean bowler in 20 years, reaching a career-best second place in the ICC Test Player Rankings after leading his team to a famous win over England at Southampton on Sunday.

Holder, who picked seven wickets including a haul of six for 42 in the first innings, is now on a career-best 862 rating points, the best for any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh’s tally of 866 in August 2000.

Holder retained 35th position among batsmen after the first Test and has also reached a career-best tally of 485 points at the top of the all-rounders’ list.

Shannon Gabriel gained 46 points to reach a tally of 726 with a player-of-the-match effort of nine wickets but risen only one place to 18th owing to the wide gap between him and Ravindra Jadeja (722) before the match.

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins still reigns supreme atop the Test bowling rankings

Jermaine Blackwood’s superb second-innings knock of 95 against England has helped him advance 14 slots to 58th position among batsmen while Shane Dowrich is at a career-best 37th position after scores of 61 and 20.

Australia batsman Steve Smith remains at the top Test rankings over Virat Koli of India.

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