South African batsman Hashim Amla on Monday became the first batsman since Ricky Ponting to top both Test and ODI rankings at the identical time in the latest ICC Rankings. Amla leads a number of South Africa players was continue to make remarkable gains in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings. South Africa players now chief the ICC Test Player Rankings tables for batting, bowling and all-rounders after their 211 runs win over Pakistan in the 1st Test at Johannesburg today, which gave it a 1-0 lead in the three match series.
Paceman Dale Steyn has broken down the 900 rating points barrier for the 2nd time in his career to keep his number one spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers, and Jacques Kallis still lead 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 matching rating in July 2008 against India. Dale Steyn last broke the 900 ratings points fence in November 2011 after the Cape Town Test against Australia.