Proteas

Morkel returns to top 10 of Test rankings

2018-01-02 11:22
Morne Morkel (Gallo)

Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Morne Morkel has knocked compatriot Dale Steyn out of the top 10 of the ICC Test rankings.

Morkel returns to the top 10 after claiming five for 21 in Zimbabwe's first innings of the Boxing Day Test match. He has been rewarded with a rise of three places, which has now put him one place ahead of Steyn.

It is for the first time in nearly two years that Morkel has been in the top 10.

Morkel's team-mate Keshav Maharaj, who took five for 59 in Zimbabwe's second innings, has gained two places and is now at a career-high 16th position.

Kagiso Rabada, who took three wickets at St. George's Park, remains second on the bowling rankings and edged closer to Jimmy Anderson for the No 1 spot.

Meanwhile, Vernon Philander moved up one place to slot in to the top 5 of the ICC Test all-rounder rankings.

Top 10 Test batsmen:

1. Steve Smith (AUS) - 947

2. Virat Kohli (IND) - 893

3. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND) - 873

4. Kane Williamson (NZ) - 855

4. Joe Root (ENG) - 855

6. David Warner (AUS) - 831

7. Hashim Amla (SA) - 776

8. Alastair Cook (ENG) - 759

9. Azhar Ali (PAK) - 755  

10. Dinesh Chandimal (SL) - 743

Top 10 Test bowlers:

1. James Anderson (ENG) - 892

2. Kagiso Rabada (SA) - 883

3. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) - 870

4. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) - 829

5. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) - 819

6. Rangana Herath (SL) - 799

7. Neil Wagner (NZ) - 784

8. Mitchell Starc (AUS) - 774

9. Nathan Lyon (AUS) - 771

10. Morne Morkel (RSA) - 753

Top 5 Test all-rounders:

1. Shakib Al Hasan (BANG) - 438

2. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) - 415

3. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) - 369

4. Ben Stokes (ENG) - 366

5. Vernon Philander (RSA) - 313

Read more on:    proteas  |  morne morkel  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 24 February 2018
South Africa v India, Cape Town 18:00
Thursday, 01 March 2018
South Africa v Australia, Durban 10:00
Friday, 09 March 2018
South Africa v Australia, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

India may be ranked No 1 in the ICC Test rankings, but after their series defeat to the Proteas, do they really deserve the mantle as world's best?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.