Quinton de Kock has broken into the top five of the ICC’s ODI Player Rankings after scoring 326 runs in the series against England.
De Kock has jumped six places to fourth in the rankings for ODI batsmen which means South Africa now have three batsmen in the top five, the other two being Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers. De Kock now trails teammate Amla by just three points.
Joe Root, who collected 351 runs in the series, has moved up seven places to 10th but his team-mate Alex Hales is the biggest mover. The opener was the leading run-getter with 383 runs, for which he has been rewarded with a jump of 59 places, putting him in 33rd.
Amongst the bowlers in the South Africa-England series, Proteas bowler Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott, and Moeen Ali of England have made big strides.
Rabada took nine wickets and, as such, has moved up 36 places to 13th, just 15 points behind Ali, who has gained three places and is now in 11th spot after bagging five wickets. Abbott, who was the third most successful bowler with eight wickets, has risen 31 places and is now in 43rd position.
ICC ODI batsmen ratings
|1||(-)||AB de Villiers||SA||900|
|4||(+6)||Quinton de Kock||SA||763|
|11||(-1)||Faf du Plessis||SA||710|
ICC ODI bowler ratings
|2||(-)||Shakib Al Hasan||Ban||699|