Reuters – CAPE TOWN, March 13 (Reuters) – Banned South African paceman Kagiso Rabada has gone top of test cricket’s bowling rankings a day after he was suspended from the rest of their series against Australia.

Summary

  • CAPE TOWN, March 13 (Reuters) – Banned South African paceman Kagiso Rabada has gone top of test cricket’s bowling rankings a day after he was suspended from the rest of their series against Australia.
  • Rabada was banned for two test matches for shoulder-charging Australia captain Steve Smith hours after being named man of the match in his team’s six-wicket win against Australia in the second test in Port Elizabeth.
  • Rabada put in a match-winning performance as South Africa levelled the four-match series 1-1 and it was the 22-year-old’s 11 wickets that propelled him back to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings of test bowlers.
  • It is not the first time Rabada has been banned after he missed the second test against England in July last year after swearing at Ben Stokes.
  • Rabada has taken 15 wickets at an average of 16.80 in the two tests against Australia this month, with his raw pace and accuracy testing the quality of the visiting batsmen.


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