Bangladesh, Pakistan players move up in ICC Women's ODI Rankings

Bangladesh, Pakistan players move up in ICC Women’s ODI Rankings

Fargana’s steady 45 that laid the foundation for the three-wicket win, helped her gain one slot to reach 25th position.

Fargana Hoque
Fargana Hoque. (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)

Bangladesh batters Fargana Hoque and Rumana Ahmed have made notable gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings after helping their team beat Pakistan in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 Group B match in Harare on Sunday.

Fargana’s steady 45 that laid the foundation for the three-wicket win, helped her gain one slot to reach 25th position in the latest weekly update to the women’s rankings, carried out on Tuesdays. Rumana’s unbeaten 50, that got the team over the line with two balls to spare, has lifted her five places to 29th position.

Aliya Riaz, Nida Dar make significant gains

Off-spinner Salma Khatun is up to four places to 35th among bowlers while left-arm spinner Nahida Akter has progressed four slots to 41st position after their team’s opening match in the nine-team tournament being played across four venues in Harare with three teams due to book spots in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 to be held in New Zealand in March-April.

For Pakistan, Aliya Riaz and Nida Dar have made significant progress among batters after putting on 137 runs for the sixth wicket. Aliya, who scored 61 not out off 82 balls, is up to five places to 32nd while Nida’s 111-ball 87 has helped her gain seven slots and reach 37th position.

Left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu’s two wickets have carried her four places to 17th position while Nida is also up four places to 29th after taking one for 17 in 10 overs. Anam Amin has gone from 43rd to 40th positions. With a significant amount of women’s cricket being in the pipeline, one can expect some significant changes in the current ranking.

ICC Women’s ODI ranking for batters: 

Rankings Players Teams Points
1 Lizelle Lee South Africa 761
2 Alyssa Healy Australia 750
3 Mithali Raj India 738
4 Tammy Beaumont England 728
5 Amy Satterthwaite New Zealand 717
6 Smriti Mandhana India 710
7 Meg Lanning Australia 699
8 Beth Mooney Australia 690
9 Heather Knight England 674
10 Laura Wolvaardt South Africa 672

ICC Women’s ODI ranking for bowlers: 

Rankings Players Teams Points
1 Jess Jonassen Australia 760
2 Jhulan Goswami India 727
3 Megan Schutt Australia 717
4 Marizanne Kapp South Africa 715
5 Sophie Ecclestone England 701
6 Shabnim Ismail South Africa 688
7 Katherine Brunt England 666
8 Ayabonga Khaka South Africa 643
9 Anya Shrubsole England 598
10 Kate Cross England 589

ICC Women’s ODI ranking for all-rounders: 

Rankings Players Teams Points
1 Marizanne Kapp South Africa 384
2 Natalie Sciver England 372
3 Ellyse Perry Australia 365
4 Stafanie Taylor West Indies 314
5 Deepti Sharma India 299
6 Ashleigh Gardner Australia 275
7 Dane van Niekerk South Africa 274
8 Jess Jonassen Australia 272
9 Katherine Brunt England 272
10 Hayley Matthews West Indies 271