England move up to second in ICC Test rankings
England have moved up to second place in the ICC Test rankings, above India but still a long way behind South Africa.
Last Updated: 26/08/13 12:57pm
Australia dropped to fifth, behind Pakistan, but despite their 3-0 defeat to England in the Ashes series, their men rather than England's have made the biggest moves in the player rankings.
Man-of-the-series Ian Bell actually dropped a place to No 8, whilst Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott moved up one place to 13 and 14 respectively.
The only other England batsman to move up was Joe Root at No 34, up by one.
Hashim Amla, currently playing for Surrey, remains No 1 in the rankings ahead of Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
Australia's man-of-the-series Ryan Harris moved up two places - the biggest jump by any bowler in the top 20 - to No 5 in the rankings, one place ahead of team-mate Peter Siddle.
James Anderson moved up one to No 9, swapping places with Stuart Broad who is now No 10, whilst Graeme Swann remains in sixth,
The South African duo of Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander remain the top two in the bowling rankings.
Outside the top 20, Shane Watson's 176 at the Oval saw him jump 12 places to 32, and Steven Smith's first Test hundred (138no) also helped him jump 12 places to a career-best 43.