Cricket: Trent Boult ranked No 1 in world

Trent Boult is the number one ranked ODI bowler in the world. Photo / Getty
Trent Boult is the number one ranked ODI bowler in the world. Photo / Getty

Trent Boult has taken top spot on the ICC's one-day bowling rankings.

The Black Caps seamer has been elevated to the No 1 position despite having only played one ODI in the past six months.

Boult took 3-43 against Sri Lanka in the fifth ODI win at Mount Maunganui. A year ago the left-armer was ranked 78th in the world.

He is the second New Zealander to hit No 1 this summer after Kane Williamson briefly held the top test batting spot.

Matt Henry is seventh in the latest bowling rankings, ahead of fellow paceman Mitchell McClenaghan in 11th.

Williamson has moved up to fourth in the ODI batting rankings with Martin Guptill (ninth) and the injured Ross Taylor (10th) also making the top 10.

- NZ Herald

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