South African paceman Kagiso Rababda has made massive gains in the latest ICC Men’s Players Test Rankings as he moved up two places to enter the top three and acquire the third position in the bowler.s rankings He now has 836 points in his name.
Rabada played a pivotal role in South Africa’s defeat over England at Lord’s. For his stint, he was also honoured by induction of his name into the Lord’s Honours Board for the first time. He collected seven wickets in a devastating fashion to achieve the feat.
The towering right-armer played a major role in helping the Proteas at the head of the World Test Championship standings.
Furthermore, the Proteas’ convincing triumph over England saw his compatriot pacer Anrich Nortje make massive gains in the bowler’s rankings in the latest. He moved up 14 places to 25th overall on the latest rankings for bowlers clinching six wickets in the match.
Among other achievers from the side is captain Dean Elgar. Elgar has jumped one place to 13th overall on the Test batter rankings. Additionally, Marco Jensen leapfrogged 17 spots to 17th on the all-rounder list.
In the Test Rankings, Australia skipper Pat Cummins (891 rating points) and India veteran Ravi Ashwin (842) lead the list for bowlers.
There was some movement in the ODI Rankings. Pakistan captain Babar Azam continues to reign the batter rankings with 890 points. However, despite the team’s resounding victory over the Netherlands, opener Imam-ul-Haq lost his second position and failed to make an impact in the three-game series in Rotterdam, with scores of two and six. He has now dropped to the fourth position with 779 rating points.
Moreover, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has regained his 11th place after making a successful comeback against West Indies.
From India’s contest against Zimbabwe, two players specifically caught attention, Zimbabwe veteran Sikandar Raza and emerging India star Shubman Gill. While
Raza smashed an ODI century in the third ODI of the series. On the other hand, Gill finished as the leading run-scorer during that series with 245 runs. Raza jumped up four spots to 25th place while Gill rose up a whopping 93 places to 38th position.
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