• SA rise to third on Test rankings

    January 9, 2017
    The Proteas band of brothers

    The Proteas’ series win against Sri Lanka bumps them to third on the ICC Test Rankings. 

    After a 2-1 series defeat to England in December-January 2015-16, the Proteas sat seventh on the rankings. Since then, they went on to beat New Zealand 1-0 and followed this with a 2-1 series win in Australia in November 2016.

    Their 282-run win which claimed a 2-0 lead and a series win in the three-Test series against Sri Lanka, bumped them up one spot from No 4 to No 3 with 102 points, above England who sit in fourth with 101 points and Pakistan in fifth who slip further down the pecking order after a 3-0 series defeat to Australia after a 220-run loss in Sydney on Saturday.

    Pakistan lost five points to slip to 97 points, just one point ahead of New Zealand, who beat Pakistan 2-0 in November.

    The Proteas will take on Sri Lanka in the third and final Test match at the Wanderers on Thursday and could rise to 107 points with a 3-0 win and to 105 points if the series ends with a 2-0 win. Even if Sri Lanka wins the last Test in Johannesburg, SA will gain two points, taking them to 104 points with a 2-1 series victory.

    This is promising for SA as they hunt down Australia, who sit on 109 points in second position.

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    21 comments
    Marinda Stoltz
    Marinda Stoltz

    We are above big mouth big headed Pakistan. We above england we must now try and get our position back as no 1

    Thabiso Vilane
    Thabiso Vilane

    its all the same they could be ranked 1st in all 3 formats and still not win the world cup tournament

    Thabiso Vilane
    Thabiso Vilane

    but its not happening to anyone,its been happening to the Proteas

    Danny B Sithole
    Danny B Sithole

    A series win against England and Australia will take us to number 2 and a future series win against India in our home soil will comfortably take us to the number one spot

    Bradley G. Erasmus
    Bradley G. Erasmus

    Won't happen. India will report Maharaj, Tahir and maybe Rabada for suspicious bowling. That way they take our best out to beat us. Remember it

    Mark Newman
    Mark Newman

    First stop New Zealand then England then Bangladesh India and Aussie

    Bradley G. Erasmus
    Bradley G. Erasmus

    Avinash Ojha , India always do that with foreign players. Recently Bangladeshi bowler. Or try bribing them to get them banned from cricket

    Khan Hugo
    Khan Hugo

    Love our Proteas and love cricket!!!!!!!!!

    Meshack Shaka Tshikosi
    Meshack Shaka Tshikosi

    I'm waiting all "quotas blah blah"to comment n their false predictions saying proteas gonna soon ranked 9th. Where are you quota obsessed!

    Tshepo Timothy Ngwenya
    Tshepo Timothy Ngwenya

    Who has taken the bulk of the wickets then after all 20 wickets wins u a test match

    Walter George
    Walter George

    My man, not to seem racist at all who have scored the bulk of our runs so that the bowlers could perform?

    Meshack Shaka Tshikosi
    Meshack Shaka Tshikosi

    They are so pathetic,when the boys sucks is because of quotas bh when everything is fine we don't hear those quotas naysayer.

    Msizi Jingela
    Msizi Jingela

    They are still practicing what they'll say when our boys lose!!! These racist idiot!!! nx!!

    James Mckallin
    James Mckallin

    If we can beat India & Australia this year,all will be done

    Marlon Gerrard Rassie
    Marlon Gerrard Rassie

    the number 1 spot is ours...............and we will prove it in the next few months

    Annelien Basson
    Annelien Basson

    Look we had to do allot of rebuilding after smith and Kalis left. The boys are back to their winning ways. Proud of them !