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Ellyse Perry and Mithali Raj rewarded with new rank for their sparkling form in the WWC

Out of the top 12 batswomen in the ODI rankings, four of them are Australians.

Ellyse Perry of the Australia
Ellyse Perry of the Australian Southern Stars poses with the Player of the Match award. (Photo by Scott Barbour – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

Aussie batter Ellyse Perry’s stellar form in this year’s Women’s World Cup saw her rise up to the third spot in the latest ICC rankings for ODI batswomen. Perry triggered her upgrade by hammering 5 consecutive half centuries in the tournament. She is yet to be dismissed under the half century mark in the ongoing Women’s World Cup 2017.

The 26-year-old also grabbed the top spot in the all-rounder rankings as she overtook Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies. Taylor had a miserable outing this time as the West Indies team failed to make it to the semi finals. Out of the top 12 batswomen in the ODI rankings, four of them are Australians. Meg Lanning stood rock solid on her top spot while vice captain Alex Blackwell dropped a place to 8th. Opener Nicole Bolton now occupies the 11th spot which is her career best to date.

Indian skipper Mithali Raj is inching closer to the top spot which is occupied by Meg Lanning. Both the batsmen are absolutely crucial for their team and might turn out be the deciding factors for their respective sides when the two teams meet in the semi-final on Thursday.

Mithali has been leading by example throughout the tournament with four scores of 50 or more and also became the leading run-scorer in women’s ODIs on her way to breaking the unprecedented 6,000-run barrier. She also scored a gutsy hundred against the Kiwis which saw her team make it through to the semis.

Bowler rankings:

Among the bowlers, Australian left-arm finger spinner Jess Jonassen climbed three spots to second place behind South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp. South African captain Dane van Niekerk made the biggest jump which was the most notable change in the bowler rankings. The South African’s leg spin has captured 15 wickets at the barely believable average of 8.33 and resulted in an increase of 14 places to fifth in the player rankings.

Batting Rankings

Rank Player Team Ratings
1 Meg Lanning Australia 779
2 Mithali Raj India 774
3 Ellyse Perry Australia 749
4 Amy Satterthwaite New Zealand 720
5 Suzie Bates New Zealand 703
6 Lizelle Lee South Africa 645
7 Nat Sciver England 624
8 Alex Blackwell Australia 620
9 Stafanie Taylor West Indies 602
10 Heather Knight England 569

 

Bowling Rankings

Rank Player Team Ratings
1 Marizanne Kapp South Africa 662
2 Jess Jonassen Australia 658
3 Stefanie Taylor West Indies 625
4 Katherin Brunt England 613
5 Dane van Niekerk South Africa 586
6 Jhulan Goswami India 583
7 Ekta Bisth India 579
8 Shabnim Ismail South Africa 574
9 Ellyse Perry Australia 555
10 Anisa Mohammed West Indies 537

 

Allrounders Rankings

Rank Player Team Ratings
1 Ellyse Perry Australia 416
2 Stefanie Taylor West Indies 625
3 Marizenna Kapp South Africa 288
4 Dane van Niekerk South Africa 286
5 Amy Satterthwaite New Zealand 266

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