South Africa Current Affairs - 2019

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Morsy proposes ‘E-BRICS’

image Egypt’s first elected President Mohamed Morsy who is on visit to India have expressed keenness to join the BRICS and hoped to see itself in the E-BRICS (E stands for Egypt).

EBRICS = Egypt + BRICS nations

Mr. Morsy expressed his strong opposition to the existence of a “unipolar world” and supported a stronger role for the Non Aligned Movement in order to “impart crucial balance and ensure comprehensive peace in today’s world.”

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South Africa tops ICC Rankings for Test Cricket

South Africa was declared as the world number one team in the ICC Test Cricket Rankings. It is followed by England, Australia, Pakistan and India. India was at 5th spot.  
South African batsman Hashim Amla has emerged as the best batsman in the category and with this he became the first batsman to hold the number one position in both Test and One-day format of the game since 2007, before this Ricky Pointing was the cricketer to achieve this feat.

In the bowling rankings, Dale Steyn, the South African bowler held the top spot followed by his teammate, Vernan Philander. 
Pragyan Ojha is the only one from Indian side to figure in the top ten bowlers in the test rankings.

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