West Indian Test team captain Jason Holder is currently the world's number one all-rounder in Test cricket. Jason Holder, who performed brilliantly against England in the first match of the three-match Test series played in Southampton, not only improved as an all-rounder he reached number two in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings as a bowler.
Also, he has also scored the best rating points by any West Indies bowler in the last 20 years. Holder, who took seven wickets in the match, including six for 42 in the first innings of the first Test, has achieved a career-best 862 rating points.
A West Indies bowler has the highest rating points after Courtney Walsh's 866 points in August 2000. Holder holds the 35th position in the batsmen rankings after the first Test and leads the all-rounders' list with a career-best 485 points. England's Ben Stokes, ranked second in the all-rounders' rankings, also achieved a career-best 431 rating points.
Neil Wagner has moved from No. 2 to No. 3 in the latest Test rankings released on Tuesday, while England's great bowler James Anderson has dropped from 8th to 10th. At the same time, Trent Boult and Josh Hazlewood have benefited from this. There has been no major change in the batting rankings, but Tim Southee has moved up from 9th place to 9th in the all-rounders' rankings.
ICC Test Rankings (Bowlers) :
1. Pat Cummins – 904 points
2. Jason Holder – 862 points
3. Neil Wagner – 843 marks
4. Tim Southee – 812 points
5. Kagiso Rabada – 802 marks
6. Mitchell Starc – 797 points
7. Jaspreet Bumrah – 779 marks
8. Trent Boult – 770 Marks
9. Josh Hazlewood – 769 points
10. James Anderson – 767 points