Cricket: Taylor receives ranking boost

By David Leggat

Ross Taylor goes into the second test against the West Indies with his batting ranking at a career-high No 7. Photo / Getty
Ross Taylor goes into the second test against the West Indies with his batting ranking at a career-high No 7. Photo / Getty

Ross Taylor goes into the second test against the West Indies with his batting ranking at a career-high No 7.

The New Zealand batsman, on the back of his double century in the drawn first test at Dunedin, has climbed five places.

He sits behind South Africans AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, Australian captain Michael Clarke, who is up one spot at No 3, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, West Indian Shiv Chanderpaul and India's Cheteshwar Pujara.

Among the New Zealand bowlers, Tim Southee has climbed three places to No 18, and his new ball partner Trent Boult is up four to No 21, in a list heded by South Africans Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander with Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath third.

- NZ Herald

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