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James Anderson: England bowler regains number one Test ranking

Anderson returned match figures of 9-73 at Lord’s England seamer James Anderson has reclaimed the number one Test bowling ranking following his career-best 7-42 against West Indies at Lord’s. The 35-year-old became the first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets in the series-clinching nine-wicket win. He moved above India’s Ravindra Jadeja to become the oldest bowler to top the International Cricket Council rankings since Muttiah Muralitharan in 2009. Anderson first topped the rankings in August 2016. England’s Ben Stokes, who took 6-22 and made 60 in the first innings at…

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Moeen Ali should remain batting at number eight, says former captain Michael Vaughan

‘Well caught, Jonny!’ – Bairstow catches huge Moeen six Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day three England 362 & 224-8 (66.2 overs): Moeen 67*, Root 49, Olivier 3-38 South Africa 226 (72.1 overs): Bavuma 46, Anderson 4-38 England lead by 360 runs Scorecard Moeen Ali should stay batting at number eight for England, according to former captain Michael Vaughan. With England struggling to fill gaps in their top order, Moeen hit an unbeaten 67 to push their lead over South Africa to 360 on day three of the fourth Test….

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