South Africa ace pacer Kagiso Rabada moves to no.3 in ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers
South Africa premier fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has climbed up the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers after his superlative performance in the second game of the series against Bangladesh. Rabada took 10 wickets in the game at Bloemfontein to see South Africa win by an innings and 254 runs.
The pacer was instrumental in South Africa winning ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in UAE in 2014 has moved ahead of experienced spinners like Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath and India’s Ravichandran Ashwin. Ravendra Jadeja is at second place while James Anderson is sitting comfortably at the top of the pile in ICC Players Rankings for Test bowlers. South Africa newest addition to the pace attack, Duanne Olivier also made rapid strides in the rankings.
Aiden Markram who made his Test debut against Bangladesh has reached 61st position after his maiden century in the second game played at Bloemfontein. South African Test Skipper Faf du Plessis now is at 14th place after unbeaten hundred in the second test against Bangladesh in ICC Player Ranking for Test Batsmen
Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne also has big strides in the rankings by moving up to 17th place after his 196 runs against Pakistan. Niroshan Dickwella also made some advancement in the table to secure 39th place in the ICC Player Ranking for Test Batsmen.
Perera also was instrumental in Sri Lanka winning the second test against Pakistan is now positioned at 23rd in ICC Rankings for Test bowlers. Sri Lanka premier pacer Suranga Lakmal also climbed up to 33rd position in the table while Wahab Riaz’s superb five-for in the second Test has helped move up to 24th place.
Asad Shafiq who scored a superb century in the second Test against Sri Lanka has moved seven places up to secure 28th position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.