Roach back in Top 10 of ICC Bowling Rankings

First Test – England v West Indies
West Indies’ Kemar Roach bowls during the first Test against England at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium, Southampton, Britain on July 10, 2020.
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Kemar Roach’s player of the Match Performance in the recently concluded first Test against Bangladesh has seen him move into the top 10 of the  ICC Men’s Test Bowling Rankings for the first time in more than two years.
The updated rankings released on Wednesday show the West Indies fast bowler jumping four spots from 12th to eighth,  just one position from his career-best  seventh rank which he attained in December 2014. The 33-year-old Barbadian has maintained his position as the top- ranked  West Indies Test bowler.
Roach, who passed a fitness assessment to become a last minute addition to the squad for the Test in Antigua,  which formed part of the ICC World Test Championship series, ended with match figures of seven for 74, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings.
West Indian former cricketer Michael Holding. Associated Press / Lefteris Pitarakis

He now has 252 CPL wickets in his career, which passes the legendary Michael Holding (249) in the West Indies all-time list of highest wickets-takers.

The other big West Indies climbers in the Test Bowling Rankings were Kyle Mayers who moved up five places to 40th and Alzarri Joseph who is nine places higher at 48th.

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