Moeen on the move in ICC rankings

Bairstow is now 10th after rising one place, Cook has moved up two places to claim 11th position and Ballance is 59th after earning three places, while Bavuma is 41st (up by four places) and Philander is 66th (up by eight places).

In the bowling table and apart from Moeen Ali’s improvement, Philander and Morne Morkel have gained one place each to sit 10th and 13th, respectively. The table is headed by India’s Ravindra Jadeja, with Ravichandran Ashwin second and Rangana Herath third.

Shakib Al Hasan is the number-one ranked all-rounder, followed by Jadeja, Ashwin, Ali and Stokes.

The second Test begins at Trent Bridge on Friday, 14 July.

ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 10 July, after Lord’s Test)

BATSMEN (top 10)

Rank      ( /-)        Player                  Team     Points   Avge      Highest Rating

   1         ( – )         Steve Smith         Aus        941!      61.05    941 v Ind at Dharamsala 2017

   2         ( 1)        Joe Root              Eng        888        53.80    917 v Aus at Trent Bridge 2015

   3         (-1)         K. Williamson       NZ          880        51.16    893 v Aus at Perth 2015

   4         ( – )         C. Pujara              Ind         846        51.32    861 v Aus at Ranchi 2017