ICC TEST RANKINGS
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Wagner has a profession finest 801 factors towards his title © Getty
New Zealand pacer Neil Wagner has gained six locations to develop into the fifth-ranked Take a look at bowler on the earth. The 33-year-old picked 9 wickets in New Zealand’s win by an innings and 12 runs over Bangladesh in Wellington and because of this hasn’t simply made it to a career-best place but in addition to 801 factors, turning into solely the third New Zealand bowler behind Richard Hadlee and Trent Boult to take action.
Tim Southee, who varieties a terrific troika along with Boult and Wagner, had gotten as shut as 799 factors in June 2014 however could not higher it. With Boult ranked seventh on the checklist, Wagner is now the top-ranked Take a look at bowler from his facet.
Kane Williamson, who was seven factors behind top-ranked batsman Virat Kohli and tipped to develop into No 1 by the tip of the collection, has misplaced a few factors after the Wellington Take a look at. And his participation in Christchurch is underneath a cloud after he copped a grade-one tear in his left pectoral minor muscle whereas fielding within the second Take a look at.
In different actions on the rating desk, Ross Taylor, who hit a quick-fire 200 to make sure a consequence after two washed-out days in Wellington, has moved up 11 locations to the 13th spot.