Proteas

Morkel, Amla move up in ICC rankings

Morne Morkel (AP)
Morne Morkel (AP)

Cape Town - Proteas bowler Morne Morkel is back in the top 10 of the latest ICC Test bowler rankings after his performance in the third Test against India.

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Morkel moved up two places to ninth following his 2/47 and 3/61 at the Wanderers, which saw India triumph by 63 runs.

In the batsman rankings, Proteas batsman Hashim Amla climbed one spot to sit seventh after smashing 61 and 52 on the controversial and difficult Wanderers pitch.

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Meanwhile, India skipper Virat Kohli moved ahead of ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Brian Lara in the all-time list of batsmen with highest-ever ranking points in the ICC Player Rankings.

Kohli is now on 912 points and in 26th position on the list which is headed by Don Bradman (961 points).

The Indian skipper moved from 31st to 26th position and leapfrogged Lara (911), Kevin Pietersen (909), Hashim Amla (907), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (901) and Michael Clarke (900).

Top 10 Test batsmen:

1. Steve Smith (AUS) - 947

2. Virat Kohli (IND) - 912

3. Joe Root (ENG) - 881

4. Kane Williamson (NZ) - 855

5. David Warner (AUS) - 827

6. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND) - 810

7. Hashim Amla (SA) - 771

8. Azhar Ali (PAK) - 755  

9. Dinesh Chandimal (SL) - 743

10. Alastair Cook (ENG) - 742

Top 10 Test bowlers:

1. James Anderson (ENG) - 887

2. Kagiso Rabada (SA) - 875

3. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) - 844

4. Josh Hazlewood (AUS) - 814

5. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) - 803

6. Rangana Herath (SL) - 799

7. Vernon Philander (SA) - 791

8. Neil Wagner (NZ) - 784

9. Morne Morkel (SA) - 773

10. Nathan Lyon (AUS) - 769

10. Mitchell Starc (AUS) - 769

Top 5 Test all-rounders:

1. Shakib Al Hasan (BANG) - 438

2. Ravindra Jadeja (IND) - 391

3. Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) - 368

4. Ben Stokes (ENG) - 358

5. Vernon Philander (SA) - 322

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