Trott, Anderson rise to second spot in ICC rankings

London: England batsman Jonathan Trott and lead bowler James Anderson have jumped to second place in the ICC`s batting and bowling rankings following England`s victory over India in the 2000th Test at Lord`s.

Trott, who has arguably been England`s most consistent batsman since his emergence at the end of the 2009 Ashes, now lies just behind Jacques Kallis in the governing body`s list.

Anderson is also on the rise after wrapping up victory for England with second-innings figures of five for 65. The swing bowler moved ahead of team-mate Graeme Swann in the rankings, with another South African - Dale Steyn - at the summit, a daily reports.

Kevin Pietersen has soared 14 places to be ranked 15th after taking the man-of-the-match honours with 202 not out.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior`s knocks of 71 and 103 not out have carried him to 21st in the batting rankings, while Chris Tremlett`s four wickets took him to ninth among bowlers.

India spinner Harbhajan Singh has fallen out of the top 10 after struggling at Lord`s.

ANI

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