Sport24.co.za | Proteas shoot up individual Test rankings

Cape Town – A number of Proteas players have shot up the individual rankings following the side’s 3-0 Test series win over Pakistan.

Aiden Markram is the country’s highest-ranked batsman at No 8 on the list having moved up 2 places while there is a return to the top 10 for Hashim Amla, who moved up 3 places. 

The biggest mover following his century in the third Test at the Wanderers was wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, who moved up 12 places to No 14 on the list. 

Kagiso Rabada remains the No 1-ranked bowler in Test cricket while Vernon Philander stays at No 3, but man-of-the-series Duanne Olivier continues his international rise by moving up 8 places to No 24. 

Dale Steyn, meanwhile, is down to No 27 in the world on the bowling charts.

ICC Test rankings

Batsmen:

1 Virat Kohli (IND) – 922

2 Kane Williamson (NZ) – 897

3 Cheteshwar Pujara (IND) – 881

4 Steve Smith (AUS) – 874

5 Joe Root (ENG) – 807

6 David Warner (AUS) – 772 

7 Henry Nichols (NZ) – 763

8 Aiden Markram (AUS) – 741

9 Dimuth Karunaratne (SRI) – 715 

10 Hashim Amla (SA) – 711

Bowlers:

1 Kagiso Rabada (SA) – 882

2 James Anderson (ENG) – 874

3 Vernon Philander (SA) – 809

4 Pat Cummins (AUS) – 804

5 Ravindra Jadeja (IND) – 794

6 Trent Boult (NZ) – 771

7 Mohammad Abbas (PAK) – 770

8 Tim Southee (NZ) – 767

9 Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) – 763

10 Jason Holder (WI) – 751

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