Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada hopes to maintain his position at the top of the ICC Test bowling rankings with consistent performances throughout the season.
Rabada became only the seventh South African bowler to top the latest rankings released on Tuesday, following his contribution in the 72-run win against India in the first Test match at Newlands.
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The 22-year-old has made a meteoric rise since his debut against India in 2015, and recently became the youngest bowler to take 100 wickets for South Africa.
He hopes to "maintain performances" in the green and gold, but most importantly, continue to improve on his role within the attack.
"It feels great to be at the top of the rankings," he said on Wednesday. "It is what I have always wanted to do, hopefully I can keep doing what I'm doing and keep trying to win games for the team. I want to keep getting better and better.
"There is always something new that you can work on," he said of his skill. "That is how I have felt in my career so far, there is always a problem. Even those skills that I have, there is always polishing that you must do, I'm not 100 percent accomplished in my skills, I have to do more and more. I'm striving for perfection, you are never going to reach perfection but I can at least try getting there and there about."
The Proteas lead the three-match series 1-0 with second Test match against India starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Saturday.
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