England's dominance reflected in player rankings

England's overwhelming success in the Test series against India has been reflected in the latest ICC player rankings. Ian Bell has moved into the top five for the first time in his career following his double-hundred at The Oval while Kevin Pietersen jumped five places to enter the top ten again.

Bell, who made 504 runs at 84.00 in the series, gained four places to sit level with England team-mate Alastair Cook at third and with Jonathan Trott in the sixth position England can boast four batsmen in the top ten.

The bowling list is also strong with Tim Bresnan climbing five spots to No. 11, meaning that England's five bowlers used in the series sit in the world's top 11. Dale Steyn, however, is still some way ahead of James Anderson as the best bowler.

Things aren't so bright for India, unsurprisingly, though Rahul Dravid's reward for an outstanding series - where he made three centuries against a fine England attack - is a return to the top ten.

The news is not so good for his team-mates, though, with Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni all losing ground in a list that has South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis at the top and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara second.

Meanwhile in the ODI rankings fast-bowlers Mitchell Johnson, Doug Bollinger and Lasith Malinga have enjoyed spectacular rises following the recent Sri Lanka-Australia series.

Johnson, who along with Malinga was the leading wicket-taker in the series with 11, has gained four places to No. 3 while Malinga, who recorded the third one-day hat-trick of his career in Monday's ODI, jumped 19 places to claim the 11th spot.

Bollinger's nine wickets in the series has helped him return to the top 10, taking seventh position in the list that is still headed by England's Graeme Swann.