James Anderson climbs three spots in ICC Test rankings, replaces Neil Wagner as World No. 3

England’s fast bowler James Anderson has ascended by three spots in the ICC Test rankings and has replaced New Zealand’s Neil Wagner to take the World NO. 3 spot. The 38-year-old Anderson made his rebound, since the home Tests against Pakistan in August, in the second Test against Sri Lanka a month ago and guaranteed 6/40 in the first innings. He arrived at 600 Test wickets, most elevated among pacers, during the home Test series arrangement against Pakistan a year ago.

Following the England’s fruitful visit (2-0 win) in Sri Lanka, Anderson highlighted in the playing XI in the recently concluded Chennai Test against India. Anderson glancing in his supreme prime bagged five wickets in the game, that England won by 227 runs, which incorporated the tremendous fourth innings dismissals of the Shubman Gill and Anjinkya Rahane in the same over,

He sent the stumps of both batsmen flying as creating splendid opposite swing on Day 5 pf the main Test.

“I can’t think about a superior throughout in my time (than the one where Gill and Rahane were dismissed) It helped me to remember Andrew Flintoff in 2005 and the effect of that over to Ricky pointing and Justin Langer. We have generally expected it from him however we shouldn’t actually. Its mind-blowing time and time again. Big players do special things, Joe Root said of Anderson’s ideal over.

Hailing the brilliance of Anderson, England Captain Joe Root called the pacer England’s ‘most prominent ever’.

On Tuesday after the victory Root said, “The way Anderson goes about things, testing himself and improving constantly even at 38. He’s an extraordinary good example to the remainder of the gathering. His ability level is straight up there with anybody we’ve ever seen.”

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