26 Feb 2013

Brendon McCullum back among top 10 ODI batsmen

6:38 am on 26 February 2013

The New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum has returned to the top 10 of the ICC Player Rankings for One Day International batsmen after scoring 222 runs in the three-match series against England.

McCullum has moved up 16 places to ninth, also achieving a career-best 685 ratings points.

Also breaking into the top 20 is the former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor, jumping four places to 13th in the latest rankings.

The most impressive gain in the batting table is England's Joe Root, who has jumped 61 places to 55th.

The batting table is still headed by South Africa's Hashim Amla, followed by his captain AB de Villiers in second place and India's Virat Kohli in third place.