17 Jun 2015

Taylor and Boult climb cricket rankings

6:41 am on 17 June 2015

The New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor and bowler Trent Boult have been the biggest climbers in the latest International Cricket Council's one day rankings.

The Black Caps bowler Trent Boult in action.

The Black Caps bowler Trent Boult in action. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Boult's good start to the series against England has resulted in him rising three places to second equal in the bowling rankings.

The left arm quick is behind Mitchell Starc of Australia and level with Imran Tahir of South Africa.

Boult has left the tour because of a back injury.

Tim Southee is the next best Black Cap at number 19.

Meanwhile Ross Taylor has climbed 3 places to a career high of 8 in the latest one day cricket rankings.

With scores of 57, 119 not out and 110 in the England series so far, Taylor is the biggest mover in the batting top ten.

Kane Williamson, who also scored a century in the third one-dayer at Southampton, has climbed one spot to 6.

AB de Villiers tops the batting rankings from Kumar Sangakkara and Hashim Amla.

New Zealand is third in the team rankings behind Australia and India and just ahead of South Africa.

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