Ryan Harris moves up, Mitchell Johnson breaks into top ten of ICC Test bowler rankings
Australian pace battery — Ryan Harri (left), Mitchell Johnson (centre) and Peter Siddle — after their Ashes whitewash over England at SCG © Getty Images


Jan 6, 2013


Australian pacer Ryan Harris moved to No 3 while Mitchell Johnson broke into the top ten in the latest International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test bowler rankings on Monday. Peter Siddle also make a significant leap northwards to finish at No 6.


Australia completed a whitewash over England on Saturday in the just concluded Ashes 2013-14 series. Harris was declared the man of the match in the fifth Test at Sydney Cricket Ground, while Johnson was declared the man of the series for picking up 37 wickets in the series.


South African seamer Vernon Philander‘s meteoric rise since his stunning debut in 2011 makes him on the top of the tree with 909 points.


Finishing a narrow second, finishing just eight points behind is fellow South African Dale Steyn.


India’s only representatives in the top 20 are spinners Ravichandran Ashwin(7) with 759 points and Pragyan Ojha(9) with 741 points.


Rank Name Points
1 Vernon Philander 909
2 Dale Steyn 901
3 Ryan Harris 866
4 Ranagan Herath 826
5 Saeed Ajmal 799
6 Peter Siddle 779
7 Ravichandran Ashwin 759
8 Mitchell Johnson 743
9 Pragyan Ojha 741
10 Trent Boult 729
10 Stuard Broad 729