The bigger changes have occurred in the Team Rankings this month. As India's Test series victory over Sri Lanka promotes them into fourth place, England remain in sixth and Australia have slipped down into seventh. This is reflective perhaps of an Ashes Series which was played at a frenetic and ultimately self-defeating pace, where both sides lacked quality at important ties. In the next month, Netherlands have the chance to climb from 19th to 13th, but otherwise there will be little red-ball international cricket until October.
In the ODI and T20 Team Rankings, there has been little change. The possibility of England completing their ODI recovery to take top spot from the Australians seems to have diminished, as the World Champions have taken a 2-0 lead with three matches to play.
For me, the interesting things to watch over the next couple of months will be whether Dale Steyn can overturn his one point deficit and claim the Test bowlers' crown, if Bangladesh can defeat Australia in home conditions to claim seventh spot, and whether Hong Kong can climb up from their current depth in the Test rankings. For Steyn, this must be a distinct possibility. The Australian bowlers (Siddle aside) were out of sorts in the Ashes, and slipped back into the pack as a result. A couple of outings on unresponsive Bangladeshi wickets could rob Hazlewood and Johnson of their spots, while it remains to be seen how the removal of Harris' excellent 2013 Ashes from the sample affects his rating.