Dubai: England batsman Ian Bell has broken into the top-five of the ICC Test rankings for the first time in his career while India's Rahul Dravid has moved four places to 10th following the conclusion of the four-match series between the two teams.
As England claimed the title of number-one Test side in the world with a 4-0 series victory, several of its players have made their own moves up the players' ladder with Bell being the most notable. The Warwickshire batsman scored 235 and in the process has gained four positions to move level with team-mate Alistair Cook at third place.
Kevin Pietersen's 175 in the same match is enough for him to return to the top 10 as he moves up five places to eighth spot. England can now boast six bowlers in the top 20 and four batsmen in the top 10.