19 Mar 2012

NZ batsman rates Proteas best in world

7:21 am on 19 March 2012

The young New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson says while England are officially ranked number one in the test cricket rankings, he believes South Africa are in fact the best team in the world right now.

21 year old Williamson, who returned to form with an innings of 77 in the second test in Hamilton, says it was his toughest examination in his burgeoning test career, and there's another challenge ahead in the third and deciding test in Wellington starting on Friday on a bouncy Basin Reserve pitch.

The Black Caps, dismissed for 185 and 168 in Hamilton, have added batsmen Dean Brownlie and Daniel Flynn to their squad at the expense of opener Rob Nicol and seamer Brent Arnel.