Proteas captain Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada have moved up in the latest ICC ODI player rankings following the Proteas’ 2-1 series win in Australia at the weekend.
Du Plessis, who scored 125 off 114 balls (15 fours, two sixes) in the third and decisive ODI in Hobart, moved up three spots to No 7 in latest the ICC ODI batting rankings.
He is the highest-ranked South African on the list topped by India’s Virat Kohli.
Opening batsman Quinton de Kock dropped two spots to No 10, while David Miller – who scored 51 and 139 in the second and third ODIs – surged 11 spots to 31st position.
In the ICC ODI bowling rankings, Rabada is now in the top five – ranked at No 4 – after picking up seven wickets in the series in Australia.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir has dropped out of the top 10 to No 11, but fast bowler Lungi Ngidi moved up 19 spots to No 43.
Dwaine Pretorius, who picked up five wickets in two ODIs against Australia, jumped 20 places to No 55.
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