Originally Posted by robelinda
SA have risen to #1 ranking in test cricket FIVE times in the last 12 years, but each time surrendered very quickly, will this time be any different? We will see.....
I know of only once and we were no where the team we are now and Australia were better than us most of the years. But now we have something other teams do not have that is a extra bowler and batsman in Kallis. We carry that 1 bowler and batsman advantage over the other teams which is of great help. Just hoping AB de Villiers is fit for the test series in Australia. Look like Alvira Peterson might also have a problem so two test batsman is going to make it extra difficult. Ranking is a farce anyway as England achieved it by playing a lot of home games beat Bangladesh away and lost in the UAE. We toppled them at home next up is the toughest test 1st up. Going in as no 1 is not a good thing as we do better being underdogs.