Babar Azam, who scored 76 runs in the recently finished Test series against Sri Lanka, benefited from Australia’s demotion of Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head.
Despite finishing seventh and eighth in the Ashes Test series, Labuschagne (328) and Head (362) lost their ratings.
Shaheen Shah Afridi has risen three places to sixth after taking six wickets in two Tests against Sri Lanka.
Saud Shakeel and Abdullah Shafique of Pakistan are now rated 15th and 21st, respectively. Both batters achieved their first double-hundred against Sri Lanka in their own backyard.
Australia’s Steve Smith went from fifth to third place after retaining the Ashes series. England’s Joe Root (412), the third-highest run-scorer in Ashes Tests, came in second.
Kane Williamson of New Zealand, who last played a Test in March of this year, kept the top spot with a ranking of 883. Williamson was injured during this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), and he is unlikely to play in the 2018 World Cup.
With an 879 rating, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin leads the bowlers’ leaderboard. His countryman Ravindra Jadeja climbed to third place.
England’s experienced bowler Stuart Broad finished in fourth place, his final ranking before retiring from Test cricket.