Ashwin replaces Anderson as No 1 bowler in Test cricket
Anderson had displaced Australia’s Pat Cummins as the No. 1 bowler on February 22, after taking seven wickets in the first Test against New Zealand. At the age of 40, he was the oldest top-ranked bowler since Australian legspinner Clarrie Grimmett in 1936. However, Anderson took only three wickets in the second Test against New Zealand, which wasn’t enough to hold off Ashwin’s surge up the charts.