Hashim Amla takes over as No. 1 ranked Test batsman

South African Hashim Amla Monday became the first batsman since Ricky Ponting to head both Test and ODI rankings at the same time in the latest ICC charts. Amla leads a number of South Africa players who continue to make impressive gains in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings. South Africa players now head the ICC Test Player Rankings tables for batting, bowling and all-rounders after the side’s 211-run win over Pakistan in the first Test at Johannesburg today, which gave it a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Fast bowler Dale Steyn has broken the 900-rating points barrier for the second time in his career to retain his number one position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, and Jacques Kallis still heads the ICC Player Rankings for Test all-rounders. Steyn now has 908 ratings points, the best by a Test bowler since Muttiah Muralitharan reached the same rating in July 2008 against India. Steyn last broke the 900-ratings points barrier in November 2011 after the Cape Town Test against Australia. He now sits alongside ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Alan Davidson of Australia in 13th position on the Reliance ICC Best-Ever Test Championship Rating. Read more
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