Rabada Becomes World’s No.1 Test Bowler

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South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada, who plays all formats of the game, has been named the new world No.1 bowler in test cricket.
KG, as he’s affectionately known, first made his international debut in November 2014 in limited-overs cricket, before going on to make his Test debut a year later.

He also represented South Africa’s Under-19 side during the 2014 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

In February 2015, Rabada took a record of 14 wickets in a match for Lions against Dolphins, including nine for 33 in the second innings.

His 14 for 105 is the best figure in the franchise era of South African cricket.

The 22-year-old gained five points to move to the No. 1 spot on the ICC Test bowling rankings on Tuesday following the Proteas’ 72-run win over India at Newlands.

Meanwhile, Rabada’s teammate Vernon Philander moved from position 12 and into the top six following his great match against India.

Philander career best figures 6 for 42 in the second innings and a match-haul of 9 for 75 were enough to see him jump his six places in the rankings.

The second test between South Africa and India is scheduled for January 13 at SuperSport Park in Centurion.