England stars James Anderson and Jonathan Trott have moved to the No 2 spot in the latest bowling and batting rankings after England’s success at Lord’s.
Anderson, who took 5-65 as England grabbed a 1-0 lead in the four-match series, leapfrogs teammate Graeme Swann to go to No 2, his highest ever ranking.
Trott, who made 70 and 22 has gone ahead of Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakarra.
Kevin Pietersen’s unbeaten 202 which earned him the Man of the Match award from Lord’s, moved him back into the top 20.
Anderson is joined in the latest top ten by the others in the England pace attack, Stuart Broad who is fifth and Chris Tremlett in at ninth.
England, 1-0 up in the four-Test series with India, will take the number one spot with victory by two Tests or more.
Anderson insisted that England have aready moved on from the win at Lord’s and are focused on extending their lead when the series resumes in Nottingham tomorrow.
“Everyone’s chipping in. If we need someone to step up, generally someone is doing that,” said Anderson.
“We’re trying to improve each day, as individuals and as a team. If we can do that, we know we can do great things.”
“Lord’s has gone now,” he added. “We enjoyed that last day, enjoyed winning.
“Becoming the number one team in the world is an overriding goal, but it’s not something we go into each game thinking about.”