Ben Stokes improves batting rankings
Stokes rose 13 places to No.13 on the ICC Test Rankings for Batsmen, with a career-best 693 rating points. He rose by two places on the all-rounders' chart, with a career-best 411 rating points, only behind Jason Holder, after the latest update on Tuesday (August 27).
Jasprit Bumrah breaks in to top 10
Overall, it was an upward trend for pace bowlers: Bumrah stormed climbed nine places to No.7 with a career-high 774 points after his five-wicket haul in Antigua in the first Test against West Indies.
He was closely followed by the Windies' Kemar Roach (up three to No.8), while Australia's Josh Hazlewood was rewarded for his five first-innings wickets at Headingley with a climb of three places to No.12, and Ishant Sharma reached a career-best 671 points, sitting just outside the top 20.
Young England speedster Jofra Archer, meanwhile, continued his stunning start to international cricket, his six wickets in the first innings helping him vault 40 places to No.43 on ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers in just his second Test.
Trent Boult enters in top five
Trent Boult, who reached the milestone of 250 Test wickets as New Zealand drew the Test series in Sri Lanka, is now in the top five. Speedster Pat Cummins continues to lead the charts, marking a strong week for fast bowling.
Virat Kohli maintains top spot
Among batsmen, in a chart led by India captain Virat Kohli, his counterparts from Sri Lanka and England, Dimuth Karunaratne and Joe Root, made strides.
The Sri Lanka skipper had to be content with a half-century in Colombo, and while it didn't earn his side a win, it brought him a two-place move to No.6. Root, who shook off a spell of poor form with a fighting half-century with the series on the line, followed him at No.7.
Rahane-Latham move up
Middle-order anchors Tom Latham (up five to No.8) and Ajinkya Rahane (up 10 to No.11) moved up after vital centuries for New Zealand and India respectively, while G Hanuma Vihari (up 40 to No.70) and Marnus Lauschangne (up 45 to No.37) grabbed opportunities to cement their places in their sides.