The greatest mover in the Test rankings was South African fast Kagiso Rabada, who jumped three places to third after a strong performance against New Zealand hosts. Rabada took 10 wickets in the two-match series, including a brilliant 5/60 in the first innings of the second Test, which helped the Proteas to a crucial 198-run victory. Kagiso Rabada was named Player of the Match for his eight wickets in the game, which he combined with a useful performance of 47 to propel him to third place among Test bowlers. Only Pat Cummins and R Ashwin are presently ahead of him.
Kagiso Rabada is the most intriguing South African prospect to emerge in the post-No. 1 Test ranking era. Rabada had already established himself as a potential attacking leader before he turned 21.
As South Africa came closer to levelling the two-match Test series against New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Kagiso Rabada put on an exceptional all-round performance with both the bat and the ball.
At the Indian Premier League auction, Kagiso Rabada was purchased by the Punjab Kings for a whopping INR 9.25 cr .
❇️ Kagiso Rabada in top 3 Test bowlers
❇️ Colin de Grandhomme moves up in Test all-rounders’ list
— ICC (@ICC) March 2, 2022