James Anderson, who became the third pacer to take 450 Test wickets against Sri Lanka on Monday, has become the top-ranked Test bowler for the first time in his career. India's Ravichandran Ashwin maintained his second position in rankings.
The South African cricket team, also known as The “Proteas”, is administrated by Cricket South Africa. South Africa is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and one-day international status. Cricket in South Africa was established by the British, and the first tour by a side from England took place in 1888-89. South Africa played its first Test match (against a touring England side at Port Elizabeth), becoming the third Test nation.