England veteran pacer Stuart Broad has hilariously trolled ICC after finding out his rank in the latest ICC Test Rankings for bowlers. The governing body of the game announced the latest rankings after the conclusion of the second Test between New Zealand and West Indies on Monday.
New Zealand thrashed the visitors by an innings and 12 runs to clean sweep the two-match series. Thanks to the series win, the Black Caps also joined Australia at the top of the rankings for the first time in their history. New Zealand also leapfrogged England to take the third spot in the ICC Test Championship points table.
Meanwhile, Stuart Broad was pleasantly surprised when he found out that he has replaced Kiwi pacer Neil Wagner to take the second spot in the bowlers’ rankings. It was surprising for the star pacer because he has not played international cricket since August.
ICC posted the latest Test rankings on their official Instagram handle and captioned the post: “Stuart Broad has displaced Neil Wagner to recapture the No.2 spot in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings for bowling.”
And Stuart Broad could not help but question the rankings in hilarious manner as he wrote: “How? I’ve not played since August.”
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah highest ranked Indians:
As far as Indian players’ rankings are concerned, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah are the highest-ranked batsman and bowler respectively. Kohli jumped one place to second in the ICC Test ranking for batsmen, which also features Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane at the seventh and 10th positions respectively.
At the eighth spot, Bumrah is the highest-ranked Indian bowler. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is also in the top ten and is currently occupying the tenth spot. The players will have a chance to improve their rankings in the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia.