Originally Posted by Michelle Fivefer
Bah! Bell drops 5 places after doing nothing at Headingley but doesn't move up at all after narrowly missing out on a century and saving England's first innings. At least Strauss has moved below him. Bell just needs to swap places with Collingwood and the batting order will be about right. However, I know that the rankings take no notice of match state etc and only look at the bare information on the scorecard.
Panesar's rise to the top of the England bowlers' rankings can't be far away.
Bell's rating score did increase (by 7 points), and he'd have moved up but for Chanderpaul's dramatic rise and Cook's moving up, such that both overtook him.