Tremlett hits career high

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Chris Tremlett

Chris Tremlett's Test-best haul of 6-48 at the Rose Bowl last week lifted him 13 places into a career-high 10th in the Test bowling rankings

England paceman Chris Tremlett has broken into the top 10 of the ICC Test bowling rankings for the first time after his Test-best 6-48 against Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl.

The 6ft 7in Surrey paceman took 6-48 in the first innings and finished with match figures of 7-114.

It won him the man of the match award and also earned him 92 ratings points, lifting him 13 places into 10th.

Tremlett entered the series in 35th position but 15 wickets in three Tests earned him the player-of-the-series award.

He is now England’s third top-10 bowler behind off-spinner Graeme Swann and seamer James Anderson, who sit second and third respectively.

Batsman Ian Bell’s current form has also seen claim his career-best ranking of 13th.

The Warwickshire right-hander scored 331 runs in four innings against Sri Lanka and was dismissed only once. He continued to make the tourists suffer and his unbeaten 119 at the Rose Bowl was the fifth consecutive innings in which he had made at least 50.

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