Following his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed the number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into the top-10 for the first time in his career.
Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match, in India’s 2-1 series win as he pushed South Africa’s Hashim Amla to number three in the list topped by Amla’s compatriot AB de Villiers.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the next best Indian batsman at number six (unchanged) while Shikhar Dhawan fell a rung to go eighth. Left-handed Suresh Raina gained three places to move to 15th.
Bhuvneshwar took only two wickets in the series but jumped seven places to number seven, just behind Ravindra Jadeja, who slipped a spot to sixth.
India paceman Mohammed Shami, who ended the series as the most successful bowler with 10 for 174, vaulted five places to 16th, broking into the top 20 for the first time in his career.