A record-breaking 170 in the final of the Women’s World Cup 2022 helped Australia’s Alyssa Healy to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings for batters. Wolvaardt who was replaced by Alyssa at the No.1 spot slipped down to the No.4 spot in the Rankings list. Nat Sciver who scored an unbeaten 148 for England replaced Ellyse Perry at the top spot in the all-rounders charts & has climbed up to the second spot in the batters charts. Apart from finishing with 436 runs, Sciver also picked up four wickets in the tournament.
Alyssa Healy who had just scored two half-centuries had moved down to no fifth spot last week. However, she bounced back by amassing two scintillating tons in two knockout stages being the first women’s player to do so in the World Cups. Her astounding unbeaten 170 runs knock in the finals helped Australai to win their record-extending seventh title of the Women’s World Cup 2022.
Rachael Haynes, who scored 497 runs in the tournament, was the lowest-ranked Australian batter in the top ten, placed at sixth. Beth Mooney (third) and Meg Lanning (fifth) are the others above her in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings. Indian batters Mithali Raj & Smriti Mandhana who gained spots in the top ten are the only Indians in the top ten list.
English spinner Sophie Ecclestone remains at No. 1 in the bowler Rankings, with South Africa pacer Shabnim Ismail moving up into second after a terrific tournament. The pair occupied the top two spots in the Wicket-taker list by the end of the Women’s World Cup. A lethal bowling spell by Shabnim Islamil helped her to finish with 14 wickets throughout the tournament. But Ecclestone emerged as the stand-out performer ending with 21 wickets to her name at an average of 15.61 and with an economy of just 3.83.
Meanwhile, Australia’s swing bowler Anya Shrubsole is the massive gainer in the latest bowling rankings who moved up by five places to occupy a spot into the top ten list after returning with figures of 2-27 in the semi-final & 3-46 in the Final of the Women’s World Cup 2022.