Anya Shrubsole and Harmanpreet Kaur enter the top 10 ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings

Anya Shrubsole and Harmanpreet Kaur enter the top 10 ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings

Shrubsole has moved up nine slots to a career-best seventh position after her player of the match effort of six for 46 in a thrilling final before a packed to capacity crowd.

Anya Shrubsole
England’s Anya Shrubsole. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)

England fast bowler Anya Shrubsole has broken into the top 10 of the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for the first time in her career after playing a star role in the knockout phase of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 which culminated with her side’s nine runs victory over India in the final at Lord’s on Sunday.

Shrubsole has moved up nine slots to a career-best seventh position after her player of the match effort of six for 46 in a thrilling final before a packed to capacity crowd. Shrubsole had also picked one for 33 in the semi-final against South Africa, which her team won by two wickets.

Other England bowlers too had much to cheer about in the latest rankings, which took into account the semi-finals and final of the eight-team tournament played across five venues in the United Kingdom. Laura Marsh has gained one place to move to 19th position, while Jenny Gunn has moved up two places to 20th spot.

Among the England batters, Sarah Taylor has progressed three positions to 12th rank after notching up 54 in the semi-final and 45 in the final. Taylor, who was chosen as the wicket-keeper in the team of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 announced on Monday, aggregated 396 runs to finish fourth in the list of run-scorers in the tournament.

For India, Harmanpreet Kaur’s swashbuckling 171 not out helped India defeat Australia by 36 runs in the semi-final and she followed that with a fighting 51 in the final against England. These performances are well rewarded in the latest rankings as she has moved up seven slots to sixth position.

She is now the second India batter to feature in the top after Mithali Raj, who is ranked second – 10 points behind Australia captain Meg Lanning. Australia’s Ellyse Perry is third, trailing Raj by 12 points.

Apart from Kaur, Poonam Raut has gained five slots to reach 14th position after scores of 86 and 14 in the final and semi-final respectively, while Veda Krishnamurthy has gained seven slots to reach a career-best 26th position following scores of 35 in the final and 16 not out in the semi-final.

Among bowlers, world’s leading ODI wicket-taker Jhulan Goswami has gained four slots to reach second position and within four points of South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp after figures of 3 for 23 in the final and two for 35 in the semi-final.

Goswami’s new-ball partner Shikha Pandey (up one place to 12th) and leg-spinner Poonam (up six places to a career-best 28th) are other India bowlers to move up.

South Africa players have made significant gains with Mignon du Preez’s 76 not out against England lifting her six places to a career-best 11th position and opener Laura Walovaardt has gained three positions to reach a career-best 19th rank.

Among the South Africa bowlers, Ayabonga Khaka has moved up five places to a career-best sixth position and leg-spinner Sune Luus has moved up one place to 22nd in the list.

As for the ICC Women’s Team Rankings, which take into account both ODIs and T20Is, there was no change in positions with Australia retaining top spot at 128 points. England has gained one point to reach 125 in the second position, while New Zealand and India remain on 118 and 113 points, respectively. The West Indies (105), South Africa (93), Pakistan (73) and Sri Lanka (67) follow.

ICC Women’s Team Rankings

Rank Team Points
1 Australia 128
2 England 125
3 New Zealand 118
4 India 113
5 West Indies 105
6 South Africa 93
7 Pakistan 73
8 Sri Lanka 67

 

Women’s ODI Batting Rankings

Rank

Player Team Ratings
1 Meg Lanning Australia 763
2 Mithali Raj India 753
3 Ellyse Perry Australia 741
4 Amy Satterthwaite New Zealand 720
5 Suzie Bates New Zealand 703
6 Harmanpreet Kaur India 677
7 Alex Blackwell Australia 667
8 Nat Sciver England 631
9 Lizelle Lee South Africa 625
10 Stafanie Taylor West Indies

602

 

Women’s ODI Bowling Rankings

Rank Player Team Ratings
1 Marizanne Kapp South Africa 656
2 Jhulan Goswami India 652
3 Jess Jonassen Australia 637
4 Stefanie Taylor West Indies 625
5 Katherin Brunt England 603
6 Ayabonga Khaka South Africa 578
7 Anya Shrubsole England 576
8 Dane van Niekerk South Africa 573
9 Shabnim Ismail South Africa 565
10 Ellyse Perry Australia 557

 

Women’s ODI AllRounder’s Rankings

Rank Player Team Ratings
1 Ellyse Perry Australia 413
2 Stefanie Taylor West Indies 376
3 Dane van Niekerk South Africa 281
4 Marizenna Kapp South Africa 272
5 Amy Satterthwaite New Zealand 266