Rabada rises to No.1 spot in Test rankings for bowlers

South Africa's Kagiso Rabada gained five points from his performance against India in the first Test at Newland, Cape Town.

Rabada scalped five wickets in the first Test against India at Cape Town.   -  AFP

There has been more good news for South Africa following its victory over India in the dramatic first Test here.

South Africa’s sensational fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has now gone past England James Anderson to become the No. 1 Test bowler in the ICC rankings.

Rabada, fast and hostile in the Cape Town where he scalped five batsmen, now has 888 points, one more than Anderson.

Rabada moved to the top of the ICC rankings. Source: ICC

The South African fast bowler said it was a “dream come true” for him, but added “cricket is a team game.”

The 22-year-old Rabada, who made his debut against India at Mohali, 2015, has surged to 110 wickets in only 24 Tests at 21.96.

Given his attributes, Rabada is considered by many to be the most exciting, young fast bowler in world cricket.

His fellow countryman Vernon Philander also moved six places in the list to sixth behind Australia's Josh Hazlewood after his man of the match performance.

India's captain Virat Kohli lost out on his second spot to England's Joe Root after his twin failures in the Cape Town Test.