14 Nov 2018

Ross Taylor climbs in ODI cricket rankings

9:45 am on 14 November 2018

New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has climbed to a career-high position of third in the latest ICC rankings for one-day batsmen.

Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor Photo: Photosport

The 34-year-old had started the series in sixth position, but after scores of 80 and 86 not out in the drawn one-day series with Pakistan in the UAE, he has leapfrogged Joe Root, Babar Azam and David Warner to third.

He has played 207 ODIs in which he has scored 7,433 runs.

Taylor, said: "First and foremost you want to win games, you don't go out there to try to get your rankings up there. But I guess, at this stage of my career, it is nice to know that I am still able to compete.

"I think as you come towards the end of your career, you've worked your game out and you try to enjoy yourself a bit more. I'm not sure how many years I may have left so I'm trying to make the most of every opportunity.

"It's obviously nice to achieve a career-high ranking, but at the same time I hope there're a few more runs left in me."

Virat Kohli is the number one batsman from fellow Indian Rohit Sharma.

New Zealand are third in the one-day world rankings with England first and India second.

Black caps pace man Lockie Ferguson has made an impression following figures of three for 40, three for 60 and five for 45 during the Pakistan series.

He's risen 31 places to 42nd.

Trent Boult had made a dream start to his season when he took a hat-trick in only his second over. However, he managed to add just one more wicket to his tally and consequently finished in seventh position after starting in fourth place.

Indian Jasprit Bumrah is the number one ranked bowler.