Australian skipper Meg Lanning has climbed up 4 locations to reclaim the No.1 position for batters, whereas Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana has dropped to the fourth place within the newest International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s ODI Player Rankings launched on Thursday.
Lanning’s upward transfer in rankings got here after taking part in a number one function in her facet’s 3-Zero whitewash of New Zealand in Brisbane that noticed the six-time world champions document 21 consecutive wins within the format.
The 28-year-old amassed a complete of 163 runs in two matches, together with a Player of the Match efficiency of 101* within the second fixture, which helped her advance 4 locations and dislodge her Caribbean counterpart Stafanie Taylor from the highest.
This is the fifth time that Lanning has grabbed the highest spot. Lanning, who final occupied the spot in October 2018, has been No.1 for a complete of 902 days for the reason that first time in November 2014, the ICC press launch acknowledged.
Meanwhile, Mandhana and skipper Mithali Raj are the one two batswomen from India to function in prime 10. Mandhana and Raj are standing on the fourth and 10th place with 732 and 687 factors,respectively.
Australia’s Rachael Haynes, who led the facet within the ultimate ODI after Lanning was dominated out due to a hamstring harm, was one other batter for the facet to make fast progress. Haynes has gained seven locations to attain a career-best 13th position after ending as essentially the most prolific scorer within the sequence with 222 runs that comprised knocks of 44, 82 and 96.
In the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers, left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen’s eight wickets within the sequence, which included haul of 4/36 within the second match, helped consolidate her position on the prime of the desk with a career-best 804 ranking factors. She had began the sequence at 754 ranking factors, solely 4 factors lower than her earlier better of 758 recorded final 12 months.
The first time Jonassen topped the ODI bowlers’ record was in July 2017 and she or he has been No.1 for 599 days unfold over six spells, together with the continued one which commenced in October 2019.
Spinners Georgia Wareham (up from 35th to 24th) and Sophie Molineux (re-entered at 44th) too have made notable headway within the newest replace.
For New Zealand, previously top-ranked Amy Satterthwaite has re-entered the ODI rankings in fifth position after scoring 111 runs within the sequence, at the same time as one other former captain, Suzie Bates, has misplaced a spot within the prime 10. Maddy Green has gained 18 locations to attain 47th position after scoring 78 runs within the sequence.
Leg-spinning all-rounder Amelia Kerr has superior 5 locations to 13th amongst bowlers after six scalps within the sequence whereas quick bowler Lea Tahuhu (re-entered at 22nd) and Rosemary Mair (up 14 locations to 49th) are the others from the facet to transfer up the rankings.
Jhulan Goswami (691 factors), Poonam Yadav (679 factors) and Shikha Pandey (675 factors) are standing on the fifth, sixth and seventh spots, respectively for India. Deepti Sharma, alternatively, is occupying the 10th place with 639 factors.
In the ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings, Australia and New Zealand stay in first and fifth positions, respectively. Australia have gained two factors for the reason that annual rankings replace final week to transfer up to 162 factors whereas New Zealand have misplaced two through the sequence and are actually on 92.