Philander back in top 10 rankings

2017-07-10 13:40
Vernon Philander (AP)

Cape Town - There is at least some positive news for the Proteas coming off their embarrassing 211-run loss in the first Test against England at Lord's.

Proteas seamer Vernon Philander has returned to the Top 10 of the ICC Test Rankings.

Philander took 3/67 in the first innings and could only bowl five overs in the second innings after injuring his hand.

Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma, who made 59 and 21 moved up four places to reach 41st.

Philander also moved up eight places to 66th in the batting rankings.

In the bowling table, Philander and Morne Morkel have gained one place each to sit 10th and 13th, respectively.

Meanwhile, England skipper Joe Root jumped ahead of New Zealand's Kane Williamson to secure second place on the ICC Test batsman rankings.

The second Test begins at Trent Bridge on Friday, 14 July.

Top 10 Test batsman rankings:

1. Steve Smith (AUS) - 941

2. Joe Root (ENG) - 888

3. K. Williamson (NZ) - 880

4. C. Pujara (IND) - 846

5. Virat Kohli (IND) - 818

6. Quinton de Kock (SA) - 791*

7. Azhar Ali (PAK) - 769   

8. David Warner (AUS) - 759

9. Lokesh Rahul (IND) - 739

10. Jonny Bairstow (ENG) - 728

Top 10 Test bowler rankings:

1. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) - 898

2. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) - 865

3. Rangana Herath (SL) - 854 

4. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) - 826

5. James Anderson (ENG) - 814  

6. Stuart Broad (ENG) - 797

7. Kagiso Rabada (SA) - 793*

8. Dale Steyn (SA) - 787 

9. Neil Wagner (NZ) - 745

10.  Vernon Philander (SA) - 743 

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