Shane Shillingford celebrates the fall of a wicket during the Windies/Zimbabwe Test

Shane Shillingford celebrates the fall of a wicket during the Windies/Zimbabwe Test

Off-spinner Shane Shillingford’s amazing performance at the just concluded West Indies/Zimbabwe Test series has catapulted him up the International Cricket Council Test bowlers rankings.

According to the latest ranking, released on Wednesday, he jumped an amazing 18 spots to be 23rd.

He is the biggest overall mover in the ranking.

During the two-Test series, Shillingford captured a total of 19 wickets, nine in Barbados and 10 in Dominica.

This allowed him to break Courtney Walsh’s record for the most wickets in a two-Test series.

Walsh grabbed 16 wickets against New Zealand back in 1995.

Shillingford’s performance effectively crushed Zimbabwe, and West Indies won the series 2-0.

He was named Man of the Match for the two Test matches and Man of the Series at the end.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that his government will recognize Shillingford in “a tangible way.”