Kaur & Healy Lead Batters' Charge in T20I Rankings

Kaur & Healy Lead Batters' Charge in T20I Rankings
Kaur & Healy Lead Batters' Charge in T20I Rankings
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Captain Harmanpreet Kaur leads a bunch of India batters making notable advances in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings while players from Australia and England have unsurprisingly made rapid gains in the latest update following the ICC Women’s World T20 2018.

Kaur, who was the second highest run-maker during the 10-team event after Australia opener Alyssa Healy, has gained three slots to reach third position. Kaur aggregated 183 runs including a match-winning 103 in the tournament opener against New Zealand.

Jemimah Rodrigues (up nine places to a career-best sixth) and left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana (up seven places to a career-best 10th) are the others from her team to move up after contributing in their team’s campaign in the Caribbean, which ended against England in the semi-finals.

Healy has gained four slots to reach eighth position for her player of the tournament effort, which saw her score 225 runs. Other batters to gain in the latest rankings update include Javeria Khan of Pakistan, who has gained seven places to reach a career-best 14th position, and Clare Shillington of Ireland, who has gained one slot to take the 19th slot.

In the bowlers’ list led by Australia’s Megan Schutt, New Zealand spinner Leigh Kasperek’s seven wickets have lifted her seven places to third position while finalists England’s Sophie Ecclestone has moved from 16th to fourth and fast bowler Anya Shrubsole from 12th to sixth place after a seven-wicket effort, which included a hat-trick against South Africa.

Other bowlers to improve their rankings include New Zealand leg-spinner Amelia Kerr (up 15 places to a career-best seventh), Delisa Kimmince of Australia (up 10 places to eighth), South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail (up 11 places to 10th), Pakistan’s Nashra Sandhu (up 25 places to a career-best 10th), Shashikala Siriwardene of Sri Lanka (up six places to 17th) and Salma Khatun of Bangladesh (up two places to 14th).

Windies’ Deandra Dottin has shot up from fourth to second in the list of all-rounders. She has overtaken Australia’s Ellyse Perry and compatriot Hayley Mathews after finishing with 121 runs and 10 wickets in the tournament. South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk has advanced one slot to reach fifth position among all-rounders.

Meanwhile, in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings, England have overtaken New Zealand to second position in the list which continues to be topped by Meg Lanning-led Australia with 283 points after their fourth ICC Women’s World T20 title.

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings (top 10 as of 27 November):

 

           Rank Team                        Points

1

Australia

283

2

England

274

3

New Zealand

273

4

Windies

265

5

India

256

6

South Africa

242

7

Pakistan

225

8

Sri Lanka

208

9

Bangladesh

191

10

Ireland

185

 

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings (as on 27 November, after the ICC Women’s World T20 2018):

 

BATTERS (TOP 20)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                 Team     Points    Avge      S/R       Highest Rating

   1         ( - )         Suzie Bates          NZ          694       30.68     112        699 v Pak at Guyana 2018

   2         ( - )         Stafanie Taylor     Win        656       35.68     105        770 v NZ at St Lucia 2010

   3         (+3)        H. Kaur                Ind          632       29.01     105        635 v Aus at Guyana 2018

   4         (-1)         Meg Lanning        Aus        623       34.04     117        721 v Win at Melbourne 2014

   5         ( - )         Deandra Dottin     Win        614       25.40     127        651 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013

   6         (+9)        J. Rodriques         Ind         607!      32.92     129        607 v Eng at Antigua 2018

   7         (-3)         Beth Mooney        Aus        601       31.69     120        673 v Ind at Mumbai 2018

   8         (+4)        Alyssa Healy        Aus        575!      22.80     122        575 v Eng at Antigua 2018

   9         (-2)         Mithali Raj            Ind         570       37.42     100        731 v Win at Ahmedabad 2011

  10        (+7)        Smriti Mandhana  Ind         567!      22.73     114        567 v Eng at Antigua 2018

  11        (-2)         Sophie Devine     NZ          560       26.89     125        569 v Aus at Sydney 2018

  12        (-2)         Natalie Sciver       Eng        553       23.72     110        562 v Ind at Antigua 2018

  13        (-5)         Elyse Villani         Aus        542       28.52     118        597 v Ire at Dublin 2015

  14        (+7)        Javeria Khan        Pak        526!      21.55     92          526 v NZ at Guyana 2018

  15        (-3)         Hayley Matthews Win        520       19.54     110        539 v SL at St Lucia 2018

  16        ( - )         Lizelle Lee            SA          516       23.30     102        520 v Win at Trinidad 2018

  17        (-3)         D. van Niekerk     SA          514       28.30     93          558 v Eng at Taunton 2018

  18        (+1)        Bismah Maroof     Pak        511       25.01     89          581 v Ban at Karachi 2015

  19        (+1)        Clare Shillington   Ire          508       18.52     98          613 v Pak at Dublin 2013

  20        (-2)         Mignon du Preez  SA          504       22.01    98          556 v Eng at Johannesburg 2016

 

BOWLERS (top 20)

 

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

   1         ( - )         Megan Schutt       Aus        728       15.45     5.76      736 v Pak at Guyana 2018

   2         ( - )         Poonam Yadav    Ind         662       13.62     5.56      672 v Ire at Guyana 2018

   3         (+7)        Leigh Kasperek    NZ          647       12.37     5.99      653 v Ire at Dublin 2018

   4         (+12)      S. Ecclestone       Eng        643!      19.91     6.60      643 v Aus at Antigua 2018

   5         (+4)        Ellyse Perry          Aus        641       19.19     5.90      687 v NZ at Nelson 2010

   6         (+6)        Anya Shrubsole   Eng        638       13.70     5.53      690 v Win at Dharamsala 2016

   7         (+15)      Amelia Kerr          NZ          612!      22.78    5.78      612 v Ire at Guyana 2018

   8         (+10)      D. Kimmince        Aus        606!      19.00    6.54      606 v Eng at Antigua 2018

   9         (-1)         Nida Dar                Pak        596       16.96    5.04      635 v SA at Doha 2014

  10=      (+11)      Shabnim Ismail    SA          587       19.07    6.03      642 v Aus at Nagpur 2016

              (+25)      Nashra Sandhu    Pak        587*!     17.94    5.01      587 v NZ at Guyana 2018

  12        (+24)      Sophie Molineux  Aus        581*!     20.06    5.84      581 v Eng at Antigua 2018

  13        (-7)         Rumana Ahmed   Ban        579       19.34    5.37      617 v Win at Guyana 2018

  14=      (+2)        Salma Khatun      Ban        576       18.08    4.88      655 v Ire at Sylhet 2014

              (-11)       Hayley Matthews Win        576       16.39    5.83      648 v SA at Trinidad 2018

  16        (+8)        Lea Tahuhu          NZ          569       20.70    5.87      606 v Pak at Sharjah 2017

  17        (+6)        S. Siriwardene     SL          567       19.76    5.55      627 v Eng at Sylhet 2014

  18        (-13)       Danielle Hazell     Eng        562       20.75    5.55      687 v NZ at Chelmsford 2011

  19        (-15)       Anam Amin          Pak        553       21.05    5.03      656 v Ban at Delhi 2016

  20        (-6)         Anuja Patil            Ind         552       22.07    5.96      582 v SA at Potchefstroom 2018

 

ALL-ROUNDERS (top five)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                 Team     Points    Highest Rating

   1         ( - )         Stafanie Taylor     Win        353       429 v SL at Bridgetown 2012

   2         (+2)        Deandra Dottin     Win        321       330 v Eng at St Lucia 2018

   3         ( - )         Ellyse Perry          Aus        310       321 v NZ at Nagpur 2016

   4         (-2)         Hayley Matthews Win        299       330 v NZ at Bay Oval 2018

   5         (+1)        D. van Niekerk     SA          276       317 v Aus at Nagpur 2016