Joe Root
Joe Root (AFP Photo)

England captain Joe Root is back among the top-five batsmen in ICC Test rankings following a superb century in a match-winning cause against West Indies in St Antigua. (ALSO READ: England drop two spots in ICC Test rankings)

Root scored 122 in the second innings of the third and final Test of the Wisden Trophy as England went on to crush the hosts by 232 runs for a consolation win with the series finishing at 2-1.

Root (763 points) has jumped three places to be now placed at No. 5 ahead of New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls who also has same rating points.

Root’s England teammate Jos Buttler has also made significant gains, climbing up eight places following his twin centuries in the third Test and is now at 26th spot.

Ben Stokes has also moved up to 34 from 41.

Roston Chase scored a fighting hundred as West Indies were bowled out for 252 in their chase of 485 on Tuesday. Chase remained unbeaten on 102 off 192 and it has propelled him to 41 from 51.

Jason Holder, at 36th spot, continues to be the highest-ranked West Indies batsmen in Tests.

Mark Wood, whose brutal spell resulted in West Indies crumbling to 154- all out in the first dig, has skipped 12 places to be ranked No. 52 among the bowlers.

There’s no change at the top with India’s Virat Kohli maintaining his top spot among the batsmen and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada leading the bowlers chart.