Domingo 'needs to think about' reapplying for South Africa coach
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 12:06
Among the all-rounders, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan is ranked No.1, followed by Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi and Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka.
In the absence of the injured Dale Steyn, the imposing Kagiso Rabada will spearhead South Africa's bowling attack in the ODIs and tests in New Zealand.
Russell Domingo said he is in no rush to decide whether to reapply for his job after South Africa completed a series whitewash over Sri Lanka to return to the top of the one-day global rankings.
As expected, Australia has been bumped out of top spot in the ICC ODI rankings.
Wrist-spinner Imran Tahir has surged to the top of the ICC Player Rankings for ODI bowlers after claiming 10 wickets in the series, while du Plessis has broken into the top five for the first time in his career after scoring 410 runs with two centuries and one half-century.
The win also allowed the Proteas to move above Australia and into top spot in the world rankings, an important boost ahead of the Champions Trophy which takes place in England in June. "We will sleep a lot on the plane I guess", Faf du Plessis joked.
"But with the team ethic we have at the moment I think we'll thrive under that kind of pressure". It was also his 50th century for South Africa with 24 ODI centuries to go with his 26 Test centuries.
A 0-2 defeat to New Zealand was a massive blow to the Aussies ranking, and now they will have to rely on their closest rivals to knock off South Africa. "They've put in some really good performances not just at home but away as well, and in my opinion they deserve to be the No 1 one-day side in the world".
Sri Lanka, who were whitewashed in the series against South Africa, didn't have too many pleasant takeaways.