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ICC Test Rankings: James Anderson likely to lose No. 1 spot

James Anderson is the No. 1 ranked bowler, while the No. 2 ranked bowler, Ravichandran Ashwin, is also the No. 1 ranked all-rounder.

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James Anderson is set to miss the first Test against Pakistan which begins on July 14

In the MRF Tyres Player Rankings for Test Bowlers, James Anderson is likely to slip from his one-number position after a shoulder injury has sidelined him from the Lord’s Test. As each player is docked one percent of his points for each Test he misses, Anderson is set to drop behind India’s Ravichandran Ashwin, whom he leads by six points.

England’s third-ranked Stuart Broad will be the highest-ranked bowler going into the first Test. He is followed by Pakistan’s wrist-spinner Yasir Shah, who is still 24 wickets away from attaining the full ranking that comes with 100 Test wickets, but has a good chance of making it to the number one position this season.

Other bowlers aiming to improve their rankings include Stokes (26th), Zulfiqar Babar (28th), Moeen Ali (30th), Rahat Ali (35th), Wahab Riaz (38th) and Imran Khan (47th).

The Test player rankings will now be updated at the conclusion of the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan.

Series schedule:

14-18 July – 1st Test, Lord’s

22-26 July – 2nd Test, Old Trafford

3-7 August – 3rd Test, Edgbaston

11-15 August – 4th Test, The Oval

MRF Tyres ICC Test player rankings (as of 12 July, before the start of England-Pakistan series)

Bowlers (Top 10)

RankPlayer (Country)Points
1James Anderson (England) 877
2Ravichandran Ashwin (India)871
3Stuart Broad (England)852
4Yasir Shah (Pakistan)846
5Dale Steyn (South Africa)841
6Ravindra Jadeja (India)789
7Trent Boult (New Zealand)757
8Josh Hazlewood (Australia)751
9Morne Morkel (South Africa)724
10Vernon Philander (South Africa)717
 

 All-rounders (top 5)

RankPlayer (Country)Points
1Ravichandran Ashwin (India)406
2Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)384
3Stuart Broad (England)284
4Vernon Philander (South Africa)275
5Ben Stokes (England)264
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