India’s ODI Captain Mithali Raj reclaims the top spot in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings. This is the ninth time when Mithali grabs the number one spot among batters. She first occupied the spot more than 16 years ago after West Indies Captain Stafanie Taylor slipped to the first position.
The latest weekly update considers performances in the last three matches of the five-match ODI series played between West Indies & Pakistan that Taylor’s team won by 3-2. However, Stafanie Taylor lost 30 points after scoring 49 & 21 in the two innings she batted. Taylor who regained the number one position last week has lost her top position among the all-rounders to Australia’s Ellyse Perry & slipped three places down among bowlers after going wicketless in the last three matches.
Deandra Dottin moved up by three places to the 25th post, Kyshona Knight moved up by 11 places to the 42nd spot & Britney Cooper moved up by 22 places to the 81st spot are the batters who moved up in the latest ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings list. West Indies off-spinner Anisa Mohammed’s six wickets helped her to move up by three places to 23rd spot among the bowlers. Hayley Mathew moved up by two places to 32nd spot & Chinelle Henry moved up by 14 places to 67th spot are other bowlers who advanced in the bowler’s Rankings list.
Pakistan’s, Omaima Sohail’s stunning scores of 62,61 & 34 helped her to move up by 19 places to occupy 36th position while Sidra Ameen moved up by 5places to 62nd position & Muneeba Ali advanced up by 20 places to 68th position are batters who gained in the latest weekly update. Spinner Anam Amin has moved up by 12 places to 48th position while Fatima Sana who achieved five wickets haul in her last outing moved up by 19 places to 66th position in the bowler’s list.
In ICC Women’s T20I Players Rankings list, Smriti Mandhana achieved the career-best equaling the third position after hitting 70 runs in the final match of the T20I series against England. Deepti Sharma has moved up by one spot to 36th position while wicket-keeper Richa Ghosh moved up by nine spots to reach 72nd position. England’s opener Danielle Wyatt’s blistering 89 runs knock has helped her to move up by four places to reach 17th position among batters list. England’s Katherine Brunt has moved up in the top 10 list gaining four slots to reach the seventh position after scalping crucial wickets of Madhana & Shafali Verma. Natalie Sciver has also advanced up by five places to reach 17th position in the ICC Women’s T20I bowlers Rankings list.