Kagiso Rabada Emerges The Best In The World

While we are all getting set for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, Kagiso Rabada ensured South Africa will be the team with the best bowler at the tournament.

The latest ODI bowling rankings in MRF Tyres ICC ranked Rabada the best bowler in the world. He moved up four places to take the top spot.

Rabada’s haul of 4 for 39 in the last match of the three-match series against England didn’t only help him finish the series with seven wickets. It also ensured his emergence as the youngest number-one bowler since Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq in 1998.

As it is now in the ODI bowling rankings, Rabada is leading Imran Tahir with two points.

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Now, the two top bowlers of the world are South Africans. Below is the ODI bowling rankings table for the top 20 players in the world.

Position Player Rating
1 Kagiso Rabada 724
2 Imran Tahir 722
3 Mitchell Starc 701
4 Sunil Narine 690
5 Josh Hazlewood 684
6 Trent Boult 683
7 Chris Woakes 645
8 Mohammad Nabi 622
9 Shakib Al Hasan 620
10 Mitchell Santner 617
11 Akshar Patel 615
12 Matt Henry 615
13 Amit Mishra 609
14 Mashrafe Mortaza 601
15 Mustafizur Rahman 600
16 Liam Plunkett 597
17 Jason Holder 590
18 Ravichandran Ashwin 579
19 Dale Steyn 579
20 Adil Rashid 576

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Apart from having the top two blowers of the world, South Africa’s captain AB de Villiers was named the best batsman.

The country now has four players in the top 10 of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen.

Other players aside De Villiers who’s occupying the top spot include Quinton de Kock (fourth), Faf du Plessis (sixth) and Hashim Amla (10th).

Meanwhile, the top five ODI teams are close to each other with South Africa (122), Australia (118), India (117), New Zealand (114) and England (112).

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