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Johnson, Lyon reclaim spots among top 20 ICC players, Warner makes first-time entry

Sydney: Australian bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Lyon have reclaimed their places in the top 20 of the ICC player rankings, while their batting teammate David Warner has made it to the top 20 for the first time in his career.

Following his match figures of 9-103 during Australia`s first Ashes win, paceman Johnson was propelled four places up the Test bowler rankings to be in 19th position, while offspinner Lyon is up by three to the top 20 in 18th position.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Johnson also notched up vital scores of 64 and 39 not out and his efforts with the bat resulted in a jump of 20 spots to 78th in the new Test batting rankings.

The report mentioned that Warner jumped 18 places to 17th following his knock of 124 in the second innings in the Gabba Test, thereby making his entry into the top 20.

Meanwhile, Australian captain Michael Clarke, who is 39 ratings points behind the incumbent AB de Villiers, has moved up one place to fourth on the ladder for Test batsmen following his 25th Test hundred with 113 in the Brisbane Test.

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin in 42nd (up by 14) is the only other batsman outside the top 20 to make an upward movement, the report added.

For England, Stuart Broad, who is back in the top 10, is up four places to seventh while Chris Tremlett makes a return in 32nd place, and the report added that England captain Alastair Cook also returns to the top 10, moving up one place to 10th.

From Zee News

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