On 28th July 2020, England won the third and final Wisden Trophy test match against the West Indies by 269 runs and won the series by 2-1. After this final series, The Wisden trophy will be retired and displayed at the Museum at Lord’s. It will be replaced by the Richards-Botham Trophy. The series started on 8th July 2020.
- The Richards-Botham Trophy is a tribute to the legendary players Viv Richards and Ian Botham.
The Wisden Trophy was first awarded in 1963 to commemorate the 100th edition of Wisden Cricketers Almanack.
i.England’s Stuart Broad, progressed 7 positions and secured the 3rd rank in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Bowling Ranking.
ii.During the final match against West Indies Board became the 7th bowler in the history of Test cricket to scalp 500 wickets in his 140th test.
iii.Ben Stokes, test vice-captain of England replaced Jason Holder of West Indies by 38 points and became the No.1 all-rounder.
iv.England’s victory against West Indies in the second test match earned the player of the match award to Stokes which helped him to overtake Jason Holder and become No.1 in ICC Test All-rounder rankings.
Indian Player among top 10 in International Cricket Council(ICC) Test Ranking:
i.Virat Kohli retained his 2nd rank in the ICC Test Batting ranking with 886 rating and Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane ranked among the top 10 with 8th and 10th rank respectively.
ii.Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin retained their 3rd and 5th position in the ICC Test All-rounder ranking.
iii.Jasprit Bumrah moved 7 places and secured the 8th rank, he is the only Indian player among the top 10 of the ICC Test Bowling rankings.
Top 3 ICC Test Rankings:
About International Cricket Council(ICC):
Chairman– Imran Khawaja (Interim)
Chief Executive– Manu Sawhney
Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE)
Recent Related News:
i.On May 1, 2020, India has lost its top spot & has slipped to the 3rd position (114) for the first time since 2016 in the International Cricket Council (ICC) test rankings.
ii.16-year-old Indian opener Shafali Verma climbed 19 places to reach the top with 761 points in the ICC T20I (Twenty-twenty International) rankings 2020 for Women players.