LATEST ICC’s Top 5 ranked batters and bowlers in Women’s ODI

(Note : All the facts and figures mentioned below are as on 21st June 2018)

 LATEST ICC's Top 5 ranked batters and bowlers in Women's ODI

Top 5 batters

1. Ellyse Perry (Australia) – Became the youngest player of Australia to make international debut in 2007 at the age of sixteen (16) years. Emerged to become one of the best all-rounders Australia has ever produced. She has made 2540 runs in 97 ODIs at an average of 51.03 and hit 25 half centuries so far.

2. Lizelle Lee (South Africa) – Third (3rd) South African Woman player to score 2000 runs in Women’s ODIs. Lee made her ODI debut on 20th September 2013 against Bangladesh and has played in 70 Women’s International ODI matches so far.

3. Suzie Bates (New Zealand) – Right handed batter of the White Ferns made her ODI debut on 4th Match 2006 against India and has played 112 ODIs till date making 4192 runs at an batting average of 44.59. She scored her 10th ODI century recently in a match against Ireland and became the leading run scorer for New Zealand in Women’s ODIs. She has also been named the ICC’S Women’s ODI cricketer of the year, twice.

4. Meg Lanning (Australia) – 66 ODI matches and 3074 runs at a brilliant average of 53 with 11 centuries and 11 half centuries. Figures say it all for this right hand batter of Ashes who made her ODI debut on 5th Jan 2011. She holds the record of making most number of centuries in WODIs and is second (2nd) fastest batswoman to reach 3000 ODI runs. Also she won ICC Women’s ODI cricketer of the year award for 2015 and was included in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the year in 2017.

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5. Smriti Mandhana (India) – The only left hander to make to the elite list of top 5 batters made her ODI debut on 10th April 2013 against Bangladesh Women. In June 2018, BCCI gave her the Best Women’s International Cricketer Award and she is the only Indian to be named in the ICC’s Women’s Team of the year in 2016. She has 1464 runs from 41 matches with three (3) centuries and eleven 50s so far.

Top 5 bowlers

1. Jess Jonassen (Australia) – This Aussie all-rounder is a left-arm orthodox spinner. Made her ODI debut on 25th Jan 2012 against the White Ferns and has taken 78 wickets in 56 matches with an economy rate of 4.18. Also, she has registered one (1) 5-wicket haul to her name.

2. Megan Schutt (Australia) – The right-arm fast medium bowler has taken 66 wickets in 46 ODI matches with an economy of 4.42. Her best figures being 4/18 after she made her ODI debut in December 2012.

3. Shabnim Ismail (South Africa) – South Africa’s leading wicket taker in ODIs and one of the fastest female bowlers in the world, she has taken 125 wickets in 86 matches with a superb economy of 3.62. Also, she has taken four 4-wicket hauls and one 5-wicket haul and her best being 6/10.

4. Marizanne Kapp (South Africa) – Has played 93 matches ever since her ODI debut in March 2009 and has taken 99 wickets at an economy of 3.66. She has taken two 4-wickets haul till date.

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5. Sana Mir (Pakistan) – First Pakistan Woman to take 100 wickets in Women’s ODIs and she has been consistently in the Top 20 of the ICC’s rankings from a decade now. She has six 4-wicket hauls and a 5-wicket haul to her name, 5/32 being her best.

Kanika Parineeta

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