Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada on being named the best young male cricketer
in the world by Wisden Cricket Monthly Magazine’s August edition in a poll
carried out among its correspondents around the world.
“This is another well-deserved honour for KG,” commented CSA
Chief Executive Thabang Moroe, “whose achievements over the last few years have
been quite phenomenal. These include becoming the youngest ever player to top
the ICC Test bowling rankings earlier this year and becoming the youngest
player to take 150 Test wickets.
“He is clearly destined to become one of our all-time greats
and he fully deserves all the accolades that have come his way.
“Wisden is one of the most respected voices of world cricket
and being named by them as one of the best cricketers aged 23 or under is a
“It is also highly gratifying that we have two other well
deserving cricketers in the top 10 in Aiden Markram and Lungi Ngidi. This
speaks volumes for our talent development pipeline and holds promise of a very
bright future for our cricket,” concluded Moroe.
The award is known as the Golden Boy award.
Wisden's Top 10 U23:
1. Kagiso Rabada - South Africa
2. Rashid Khan - Afghanistan
3. Aiden Markram - South Africa
4. Babar Azam - Pakistan
5. Kuldeep Yadav - India
6. Rishabh Pant - India
7. Kusal Mendis - Sri Lanka
8. Matt Renshaw - Australia
9. Lungi Ngidi - South Africa
10. Shadab Khan - Pakistan