England captain Alastair Cook has moved to a career-best fourth position in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen, released on Sunday.
Cook scored a resounding 190 in the tourists' seven-wicket win over India at Eden Gardens this week, moving within five points of number-one ranked West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
England pair Jonathan Trott and Nick Compton, meanwhile, have climbed to 18th and 85th spot respectively - and Indian openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir now occupy 23rd and 35 respectively.
South African seamer Dale Steyn continues to hold top spot in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers, while Proteas fast bowler Vernon Philander and Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath share second place.
England seamer James Anderson has climbed three places to seventh, and spinner Monty Panesar, who took five wickets in Kolkata, has moved to 27th spot.
The all-rounders' table is headed by South Africa's Jacques Kallis, followed closely by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan. England's Graeme Swann has moved up a place to be jointly ranked fifth with team-mate Stuart Broad.