Jonathan Trott and James Anderson rise in ICC rankings
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Jonathan Trott and James Anderson have jumped to second place in the ICC's batting and bowling rankings following England's victory over India in the 2000th Test.
The build-up to the series opener between the sides was dominated by talk of Sachin Tendulkar's hundredth international hundred, but Trott has leapfrogged the Little Master, who endured another tough visit to the home of cricket.
Trott, who has arguably been England's most consistent batsman since his emergence at the end of the 2009 Ashes, now lies just behind Jacques Kallis in the governing body's list.
Anderson is also on the rise after wrapping up victory for England with second-innings figures of five for 65.
The swing bowler moved ahead of team-mate Graeme Swann in the rankings, with another South African - Dale Steyn - at the summit.
Other developments from Lord's saw Kevin Pietersen soaring 14 places to 15th after taking the man-of-the-match honours with 202 not out.
There were also career-best rankings for Matt Prior and Chris Tremlett.
Prior's knocks of 71 and 103no carried him to 21st in the batting rankings, with Tremlett's four wickets ushering him to ninth among bowlers.
India spinner Harbhajan Singh has fallen out of the top 10 after struggling at Lord's.
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