The Ashes: James Anderson, Ian Bell make impressive gains in ICC Test Rankings

The batting table is still headed by South Africa's Hashim Amla with Shivnarine Chanderpaul of West Indies in second place and another Protean AB de Villiers in third position.

updated: July 15, 2013 23:38 IST
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Dubai: Ian Bell and James Anderson, heroes of England's 14-run win over Australia in the first Ashes Test, made impressive gains in the latest Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings released on Monday.

Bell, who scored 25 and 109, is back in the top 20 of the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings for batsmen. He jumped five places to 17th.

The other batsmen to move up in the latest batting rankings are Shane Watson in 43rd (up by two), Phil Hughes in 45th (up by three), Brad Haddin in 48th (up by two), Steven Smith in 52nd (up by five), Jonny Bairstow in 65th (up by three) and Stuart Broad in 67th (up by six).

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