Josh Hazlewood takes a wicket during day one of the Third Test match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 24, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia.

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has shot into the top five of the ICC's bowling charts, after a strong series against South Africa.

Hazlewood led all bowlers throughout South Africa's 2-1 series win with 17 wickets, going at an average of 22.05.

The right-arm paceman moved past teammate Mitchell Starc on the rankings, as Starc stays in eighth spot after a 14-wicket series against the Proteas.

ICC Test bowler rankings

Country Points
1. Ravichandran Ashwin India 891
2. Rangana Herath Sri Lanka 867
3. Dale Steyn South Africa 844
4. James Anderson England 834
5. Josh Hazlewood Australia 815
6. Stuart Broad England 812
7. Ravindra Jadeja India 796
8. Mitchell Starc Australia 787
9. Yasir Shah Pakistan 781
10. Neil Wagner New Zealand 755


Australian captain Steve Smith remains at the top of the batting standings, with Englishman Joe Root not too far behind him.

The biggest mover with the bat has been India skipper Virat Kohli, who has jumped 12 positions since the start of the England Test series, and now sees himself in 3rd place before the fourth Test in Mumbai next week.

Usman Khawaja made the biggest leap of anyone inside the top 20, moving up nine places to sit in 19th.

ICC Test batsmen rankings

Country Points
1. Steve Smith Australia 897
2. Joe Root England 847
3. Virat Kohli India 833
4. Kane Williamson New Zealand 817
5. Hashim Amla South Africa 791
6. AB de Villiers South Africa 778
7. David Warner Australia 772
8. Cheteshwar Pujara India 760
9. Jonny Bairstow England 759
10. Younis Khan Pakistan 753