Kagiso Rabada celebrates the dismissal of Chris Lynn of Australia during the second One-Day International in Adelaide. Photo: EPA/David Mariuz

LONDON – South African strike bowler Kagiso Rabada is now fourth in the One-Day International player rankings after picking up seven wickets in the series in Australia.

And after an impressive performance in which he also took seven wickets during the series, Dale Steyn is now 15th.

Imran Tahir has dropped out of the top-10, but moving up 19 spots to No 43 is Lungi Ngidi.

Coming into the reckoning after picking up five wickets in two ODIs in Australia was also Dwaine Pretorius, who jumped 20 places to No 55.

Meanwhile in the batting rankings, Faf du Plessis has moved up three spots to No 7 with both New Zealander Kane Williamson and Quinton de Kock dropping two spots, but still staying in the top-10 – Williamson at No 9 and de Kock at No 10.

SA's Kagiso Rabada in action. Photo: Phando Jikelo (ANA)

Another mover included David Miller, whose 51 and 139 in the second and third ODIs catapulted him 11 spots to 31st position.

Also in the batting stakes the 80 and 86* he scored in two one-day internationals against Pakistan have lifted Ross Taylor to a career-best No 3 in the list for ODI batsmen.

That took Taylor past Joe Root and Babar Azam to No 3 in the rankings, only behind the Indian duo of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. 

Among the Aussies, Marcus Stoinis, who scored 63 in the last game moved up three positions to No 49, and Shaun Marsh, who hit a fighting 106 in the last ODI is up 18 places to 62nd spot. 

African News Agency (ANA)