Amla, Elgar moves up in ICC Test Ranking
Oct.3 (CRICKETNMORE) - South Africa batsmen Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar have moved up in the ICC Test Player Rankings after notching fine centuries in the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, which their team won by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Amla’s scores of 137 and 28 have helped him move up one place to seventh position in the latest rankings while left-handed opener Elgar’s innings of 199 and 18 have lifted him four places to 12th position in the latest rankings. Amla has held the top rank in the past while Elgar’s best has been 11th position in March this year.
Amla and Elgar are not the only South Africa batsmen to gain in the latest rankings, which also take into account the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi, which Sri Lanka won by 21 runs on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Captain Faf du Plessis has gained two places to reach 16th position while Temba Bavuma has moved up three places to reach a career-best 36th position.
Top 10 Batsmen in ICC Test Player Rankings (as on 3 October)