Star of Australia’s 281-run win over England in the fifth and final Ashes Test at Sydney, Ryan Harris has moved up two places to a career-best third in the latest ICC Test bowlers rankings released on Monday.
The 34-year-old at third is now the highest-ranked Australian bowler with South Africa’s Vernon Philander topping the table and Dale Steyn in second.
The other Australia bowler to star in the Ashes triumph, Mitchell Johnson jumped three places to eighth to make a return to the top-10. Overall, Australia now has three bowlers in the top-10 with Peter Siddle retaining sixth.
For England, Stuart Broad continues to be the only bowler in top-10 at 10th.
Meanwhile, Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers has jumped 10 places to a best-ever 12th in the ICC Test batsmen rankings.
Australia captain Michael Clarke in sixth position is the highest-ranked batsman from his side. South Africa’s AB de Villiers continues to top the batting charts followed by Shivnarine Chanderpaul in second place and Ross Taylor in third.