Dubai: Impressed with the outstanding performances of batsmen Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, the ICC escalated their international rankings to fifth and tenth position, respectively.

Sehwag, who smashed 175 against Bangladesh, moved up six places in the latest ICC ranking chart, while Tendulkar, riding on his 120 against England, climbed five spots.

Indians shot up in bowling rankings also with Zaheer Khan in 14th (up by nine places), Harbhajan Singh in 16th (up by four places) and Munaf Patel in 22nd (up by 11 places).

England captain Andrew Strauss, who struck a 158-run knock in Sunday's thrilling tie against India, is at 13th shot up in the batting list, up by eight places.

Others who have gone up the charts are Tamim Iqbal in 23rd (up by three places), Misbah-ul-Haq in 32nd (up by 12 places), Younus Khan in 44th (up by four places) and Kevin O'Brien in 52nd (up by four places).

South Africa's duo of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers maintain the top two positions in batting chart.

Also on the move are Shahid Afridi in 11th position (up by 12 places), Shaun Tait in 29th (up by eight places), Tim Bresnan in 30th (up by 11 places) and Shoaib Akhtar in 37th (up by seven places).

England's James Anderson’s ranking dropped 12 places to 24th after figures of 0-72 and 1-91 against Netherlands and India, respectively.

New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori continues to lead the field with South Africa's Morne Morkel in second place and Ray Price of Zimbabwe moving up one place to third position.

In the Rankings for all-rounders, Ten Doeschate has moved up four places to a career-best fifth as the top four remain unchanged with Bangladesh's Shakib-Al-Hasan leading the way.

(Agencies)