ICC Men’s Player Rankings: huge gain for KG

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The match-winning performance of quick Kagiso Rabada for South Africa against England at Lord’s have earned him giant leaps in the newly released MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings.

Rabada was brilliant in leading the Proteas’ spectacular victory against England. It was at the iconic North London ground where the right arm sealed his name to the Honours Board at Lord’s for the first time. The respect cane as he bagged seven wickets in a devastating style.

The efforts from Rabada enabled South Africa to don the World Test Championship Table. However, it also earned him a jump of two places to third in the new Test bowler rankings.

On Wednesday, the ICC published their newest player rankings. South African players as a whole got massive achievements after a dominant display at the Lords.

Anrich Nortje, fellow pacer trembled the English batters. He scalped six wickets in the match. Henceforth, he climbed 14 blocks to 25th in the Test rankings for bowlers.

However, Australian test captain Pat Cummins (891 rating points) and India veteran spinner Ravi Ashwin (842) tops the list for bowlers. Nonetheless, Rabada (836) is breathing over their shoulders in the 12th spot. He grabbed a five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Huge leap for Raza and Gill in ICC Rankings

Dean Elgar, the South Africa skipper moved one spot ahead to 13th in the Test batter rankings. His teammate Marco Jensen jumped 17 blocks up to 17th in the Test all-rounder ranking.

Moreover, there has been some shuffle in the latest ODI batter rankings too. Pakistan’s dominance suffered a lot despite a series sweep in the Super League against the Netherlands.

Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq struggled to mark his presence in that three-game series in Rotterdam. He literally scored two and six. The left-hander loses his second place in the ODI batting list.

However Pakistan skipper Babar Azam still dons the ODI Ranking with 890 rating points. Nonetheless, the South African blokes Rassie van der Dussen (789) and Quinton de Kock (784) are knocking him in the rankings.

Zimbabwe’s star batter Sikander Raza was terrific against Bangladesh. He even scored a century against India in the last ODI at Harare. This rewarded him 25th spot in the ICC ODI batting ranking.

Gill, 22, gave a huge jump of 93 places up to the 25th spot. The bloke finished the 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe with 245 runs. He has been the highest run-getter for India.

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