Anderson, Broad climb rankings

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Fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad have climbed to fifth and ninth position respectively in the International Cricket Council's rankings for Test bowlers, after England's innings and 24-run defeat over India at Old Trafford.

Fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad have climbed to fifth and ninth position respectively in the International Cricket Council's rankings for Test bowlers, after England's innings and 24-run defeat over India at Old Trafford.

Anderson clinched five wickets and Broad six in the fourth Test in Manchester, where the hosts secured a two-one series lead ahead of the decider at The Oval in London this week – and <a href='http://www.paddypower.com/bet/cricket/one-day-internationals' target='_blank' class='instorylink'><b>England and India's five ODIs</b></a>.

Spinner Moeen Ali, has been propelled to a career-best 33rd berth after clinching a second-innings four-wicket haul. The talented Joe Root, meanwhile, has moved to 14th position in the ICC's rankings for Test batsmen.

Root struck a century in the series opener at Trent Bridge – and has amassed a half-ton in each of the three matches since. The right-handed Ian Bell has progressed to 17th spot, while wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler's rearguard half-century brought a move to 55th.

In the ICC rankings for Test all-rounders, India's Ravichandran Ashwin has displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander at the top, while Broad has moved ahead of Australian Mitchell Johnson in fourth position. <a href='http://www.paddypower.com/bet/cricket/cricket-test-matches' target='_blank' class='instorylink'><b>Australia v India</b></a> and Australia v Pakistan is imminent, when Johnson will have the chance to regain ground.

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