Amelia Kerr’s swashbuckling performance in New Zealand’s 4-1 ODI series win against India helped her to make positive gains in the latest ICC Women’s ODI Rankings Update. Mithali Raj retains her second spot in the Women’s ODI Rankings list for batters, while her teammate Smriti Mandhana moved up by two slots to grab the eighth position in the list.
Kerr did very well in the final two ODIs of the five-match ODI series against India. In the fourth ODI, she smashed an unbeaten 68 in 33 balls while in the fifth & the final ODI Kerr scored an unbeaten 68 runs in 33 balls. Kerr’s heroics with the bat helped her to move up by five spots to grab the No 17 position in the batters Rankings list. Amelia Kerr also contributed with the ball by bowling a few handy overs in the final two ODIs. In the fourth ODI, she returned with figures of 3/30 in 3.5 overs which helped New Zealand to defend their total of 191.
In the fifth & the final ODI, Kerr returned with figures of 1/55 in 10 overs. Her exploits with the ball helepd her to move up to the 17th spot in the bowlers Rankings List. Kerr has also acquired a spot in the top five in the all-rounders rankings list. Kerr’s stellar form with bat & ball will help New Zealand to end their quest of winning the second ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup title commencing on March 4.
Other players who made positive gains in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings Update is India’s Harmanpreet Kaur who gained one spot & moved up to the 20th position after scoring 63 runs off ball 66 balls in the fifth & the final ODI against white ferns. Her match-saving knock helped India avoid a series whitewash by winning the final ODI by six wickets.
Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Amy Sattherwaite slipped down by four places to No 7 position in the batters Rankings list. She scored a 16 ball 32 in the fourth ODI & 21-ball 13 runs in the fifth ODI. Deepti Sharma too moved up in the bowlers Rankings list, she gained one spot to reach the 12th position, thanks to her marvelous performances in the final two ODIs. Deepti returned with figures of 1/49 in four overs & 2/42 in 10 overs in the fourth & fifth ODIs. However, she could manage to score just 9 runs in the fourth ODI & couldn’t bat in the fifth ODI which resulted in her losing one spot in the all-rounders’ Rankings List & moving down to the fifth position.
Alyssa Healy continued ruling batters rankings list while her Australian compatriots Jess Jonassen & Ellyse Perry retained their status as the No 1 ranked bowler & no 1 ranked all-rounder in the latest Women’s ODI Rankings Update.