Jonassen Back at Number 1, Healy in Top Three

Jonassen Back at Number 1, Healy in Top Three
Jonassen Back at Number 1, Healy in Top Three
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Australia’s left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen has seized back the top spot from fast bowler Megan Schutt after the ICC Women’s Championship series against Sri Lanka, while Alyssa Healy’s superb form sees her among the top three batters in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings.

These and other improvements by Australian players come as no surprise as they have now won a world record 18 consecutive ODIs and 17 of their 18 ICC Women’s Championship matches to stay way ahead of others in the points table.

Australia were assured of a place in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 going into the series while Sri Lanka were already out of contention. Australia now have 34 points while Sri Lanka have only two from 18 matches in the eight-team championship that provides direct qualification berths in the World Cup to hosts New Zealand and four other teams.

England are virtually through with 24 points from 18 matches but the mid-table is crowded  with India and South Africa on 16 points from 15 matches each, Pakistan fifth with 15 from 15, New Zealand sixth with 14 from 15 and the West Indies on 11 from 18.

Jonassen and Healy both contributed in Australia’s 3-0 win over Sri Lanka and their performances have reflected in the latest rankings, which also take into account the opening match of the three-match India-South Africa series.

Jonassen’s six wickets, including a haul of four for 31 in the second match, have helped her take the top spot she had held until July and has enabled her to reach a career-best rating points tally of 758. She has also caught up with Schutt at the top of the list of bowlers in the championship, with both now with 30 wickets.

Healy, who has scored 1,000 runs in the championship, is also at a career-best points tally. She has 738 points and is in the top three among batters for the first time after being ranked 42nd two years ago. Rachael Haynes was the leading scorer with 237 runs in the series and is up to 21st position, her highest since reaching 17th in 2013.

For Sri Lanka, Chamari Athapaththu has gained two spots to reach 12th among batters and her knock of 103 in the final match of the series means she has now scored all five ODI centuries by Sri Lanka batters and their top seven individual scores.

Harshitha Madavi is into the top 50 for the first time after scores of 22, 39 and 24, while Achini Kulasuriya, Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker in the series, has risen 12 slots to 70th place in the bowling table.

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings (as Of 10 October 2019, after the Australia-Sri Lanka ICC Women’s Championship series)

Batters (top 10)

Rank    (+/-)      Player               Team     Pts       Avge   Highest Rating

   1        ( - )       S Mandhana      India     786      42.41   802 v Eng at Mumbai 2019
   2        (+1)      A Satterthwaite  NZ        759      38.98   782 v Aus at Bay Oval 2017
   3        (+1)      Alyssa Healy     Aus      738!     32.11   738 v SL at Brisbane - AB 2019
   4        (-2)       Ellyse Perry       Aus      737       52.10   778 v India at Vadodara 2018
   5        ( - )       T Beaumont      Eng      722       41.07   738 v Aus at Leicester 2019
   6        (+1)      Meg Lanning     Aus      719       52.75   879 v NZ at Bay Oval 2016
   7        (-1)       Mithali Raj         India     717       51.38   881 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004
   8=      ( - )       Suzie Bates      NZ        683       42.64   801 v Aus at Bay Oval 2016
            ( - )       Sophie Devine   NZ        683!     32.17   683 v Aus at Melbourne 2019
  10       ( - )       Stafanie Taylor  WI        676       43.43   790 v India at St Kitts (WP) 2012

Other selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)      Player               Team     Pts      Avge    Highest Rating

 12        (+2)      C Athapaththu   SL        670      31.62    694 v SA at Potchefstroom 2019
 17        (+1)      Beth Mooney    Aus      607*     42.12    613 v SL at Brisbane - AB 2019
 21        (+7)      R Haynes          Aus      564      34.34    568 v NZ at Melbourne 2019
 29        (+4)      M Kapp              SA       495      26.93    597 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014
 38        (+7)      J Rodrigues      India     395*!    24.10    395 v SA at Vadodara 2019
 46        (+16)     H Madavi          SL        356*!    19.46    356 v Aus at Brisbane - AB 2019
 54        (+5)      H Siriwardene    SL        315      18.44    552 v Pak at Canberra 2009
 86        (+13)     Nicola Carey     Aus      223*!    17.50    223 v SL at Brisbane - AB 2019
 89=      (+14)     A Sanjeewani    SL        213*     12.72    222 v Aus at Brisbane - AB 2019

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Avge     Eco      Highest Rating

   1        (+1)      J Jonassen       Aus      755      20.78    3.99     758 v SL at Brisbane - AB 2019
   2        (-1)       Megan Schutt    Aus      731      22.47    4.20     766 v WI at Antigua 2019
   3        ( - )       J Goswami        India     727      21.20    3.26     816 v Eng at Chennai 2007
   4        (+1)      Sana Mir           Pak      714      24.34    3.68     729 v SA at Potchefstroom 2019
   5        (-1)       Ellyse Perry       Aus      710      24.28    4.33     740 v India at Mumbai 2012
   6        ( - )       Shikha Pandey  India     694*!    20.46    3.90     694 v SA at Vadodara 2019
   7        ( - )       M Kapp             SA        669      24.14    3.69     736 v India at Potchefstroom (N 2017
   8        (+1)      Poonam Yadav India     664*!    20.95    3.79     664 v SA at Vadodara 2019
   9        (-1)       Shabnim Ismail  SA        663      20.77    3.60     700 v Eng at Worcester 2018
  10       ( - )       Katherine Brunt Eng      649      23.00    3.47     812 v India at Mumbai 2013

Other selected rankings

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Avge     Eco      Highest Rating

 18        (+1)      A Khaka            SA        552      28.30    4.12     677 v Eng at Worcester 2018
 26=      (+2)      H.Siriwardene    SL        473      28.84    3.93     590 v Eng at Colombo 2010
 44        (+9)      G Wareham       Aus      368*!    28.47    4.32     368 v SL at Brisbane - AB 2019
 56        (+6)      T Sekhukhune   SA        280*!    29.70    4.50     280 v India at Vadodara 2019
 63        (+2)      T Vlaeminck      Aus      259*     25.83    3.87     272 v SL at Brisbane - AB 2019
 67        (+5)      Oi Ranasinghe   SL        231*     38.11    5.31     235 v Aus at Brisbane - AB 2019
 70        (+12)     A Kulasuriya      SL        226*!    55.00    5.23     226 v Aus at Brisbane - AB 2019
 71=      (+3)      S Kumari           SL        225*     36.52    4.80     325 v India at Ranchi 2016

All-rounders (top five)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Highest Rating

   1        ( - )       Ellyse Perry       Aus      523      549 v WI at Antigua 2019
   2        ( - )       Deepti Sharma  India     397      403 v NZ at Hamilton 2019
   3        ( - )       S Taylor            WI        360      605 v NZ at Kingston 2013
   4=      ( - )       D van Niekerk   SA        331      422 v SL at Potchefstroom 2019
             (+4)      M Kapp              SA       331      390 v Ire at Potchefstroom 2017

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