ABC News Australia – The International Cricket Council has given South Africa a timely reminder of Kagiso Rabada’s talent, with the suspended spearhead now officially ranked the world’s best Test bowler.

Summary

  • The International Cricket Council has given South Africa a timely reminder of Kagiso Rabada’s talent, with the suspended spearhead now officially ranked the world’s best Test bowler.
  • The ICC released its updated rankings one day after confirming Rabada’s two-Test ban, which will force him to miss the rest of the four-Test series against Australia that is currently level at 1-1.
  • The Proteas are yet to reveal whether they will appeal the code-of-conduct charge resulting from Rabada’s physical contact with Steve Smith on day one of the second Test.
  • South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis suggested Rabada still had room for improvement.
  • Rabada also revealed some of the more light-hearted barbs directed his way on day one in Port Elizabeth, where he was sent out as nightwatchman after bowling 21 overs.


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