In the rankings updated today (November 8), Rahane is the lone Indian in the top-10. Australia's Steve Smith continues to top the table. India's Test captain Virat Kohli is joint 15th while Cheteshwar Pujara is at 13th place.
India and England batsmen will have a chance to gain vital points and move up in the rankings as they face off from tomorrow (November 9) in Rajkot in a 5-Test series.
South Africa's Quinton de Kock is the major gainer in the latest rankings. He moved up 11 spots to be at 20th. He scored 84 and 64 in Perth where Proteas defeated Australia by 177 runs in the opening Test of the three-match rubber.
Check out the top-5 Test batsmen (in pictures) as on November 7, 2016.
Australian captain Smith continues to top the charts in the latest ICC Rankings. He has 886 points
New Zealand skipper Kane Williams occupies the 2nd spot. He has 841 points
England's Root will have a chance to improve his ranking as they face India from tomorrow in Rajkot. He has 834 points.
Younis is Pakistan's highest-ranked Test batsman at number four. He has 832 points
India's Rahane has achieved his career-best 825 points and is at 5th place. Hashim Amla (South Africa) is at 6th followed by compatriot AB de Villiers. Australia's David Warner is at 8th. Warner's team-mate Adam Voges (9th) and England captain Alastair Cook complete the top 10 table.