Kemar Roach achieves career-best ranking

In the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, West Indies’ Kemar Roach has gained two more places and is now on a career-best 16th position after figures of one for 72 and three for 40.

Roach had entered the series in 37th position and has gained 21 places after finishing as the most successful bowler of the series with 19 wickets at just under 20 runs per wicket.

West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford, who had match figures of 10 for 219, has rocketed 21 places to 46th place.

Australia captain Michael Clarke’s second innings figures of 23-1-86-5 has given him a jump of 11 places and puts him in 75th spot, and Nathan Lyon’s four for 69 and three for 87 has given him a career-best ranking of 36th.

The bowlers’ table is headed by South Africa’s Dale Steyn with Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan and England’s James Anderson in second and third positions, respectively.

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