England players rise up rankings

England’s Tim Ambrose, Ryan Sidebottom and James Anderson have all made notable strides up the International Cricket Council Test rankings thanks to their performances against New Zealand in Wellington.

England’s Tim Ambrose, Ryan Sidebottom and James Anderson have all made notable strides up the International Cricket Council Test rankings thanks to their performances against New Zealand in Wellington.

New wicketkeeper Ambrose hit a maiden century as England levelled the series at 1-1 – and he has risen 30 places to 68th in the batsmen’s rankings.

Sidebottom continued his impressive form with match figures of six for 141 - rising to a career-high 24th position – and his fellow seam and swing bowler Anderson’s seven for 130 took him up seven places too, to 33rd.

Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor went up 16 places to 58th after his knocks of 53 and 55 at the Basin Reserve.

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