West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor tops the ICC Women’s ODI batting and all rounder rankings

After her brilliant effort with the bat and ball, West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor has gained places in all three ICC Ranking lists. She replaced Mithali Raj in the ICC Women’s ODI batting Ranking list after climbing 4 places and also climbed to top in the ICC Women’s ODI all-rounder rankings to replace Aussie all-rounder Ellyse Perry. 

 

Stafanie Taylor picks a hat-trick against Pakistan in 3rd T20I PC: Twitter
Stafanie Taylor picks a hat-trick against Pakistan in 3rd T20I PC: Twitter

 

West Indian skipper Stafanie Taylor, who debuted for West Indies in 2008 at a young age of 17, has played a mammoth 126 One-Day Internationals and 110 T20 Internationals during the course of her 13-year long career. She was the first woman to score 1,000 runs in ODIs for the West Indies. She is also the first West Indian to receive the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2011.

Taylor has topped all three rankings during her career, not all at once but on different occasions. The first time she topped the ICC ranking was in March 2012 when she topped the batters’ rankings and the last time she topped the ranking was in November 2014. 

Taylor achieved this feat after her all-around performance against Pakistan in the first match of the ODI series. She took three wickets for 29 and was unbeaten at 105 during the West Indian chase. She was also awarded the Player of the Match award for her performance. 

The Pakistan women tour of the West Indies ODI matches has made a lot of changes in the rankings. West Indian all-rounder Deandra Dottin climbed to the 28th spot in batters’ rankings and 48th spot in the all-rounder rankings. Kyshona Knight is up to seven places to 53rd among batters. Fast bowler Shamilia Connell has climbed seven places to 39th place in the bowlers’ rankings. 

In the Pakistan camp, spinner Nida Dar climbed places to reach 29th position while pace bowler Diana Baig gained one place to take the 32nd spot in the bowling rankings. Batter Ayesha Zafar re-entered the batting rankings and is now at the 83rd position after her 46 in the first match.

As for the players in the India tour of England. England team’s deputy Nat Sciver climbed two places to reach the ninth spot in the batting rankings. Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma is up two places to the 37th spot.

In the bowler’s list, Poonam Yadav climbed five places to take the seventh spot and England’s Freya Davis has gained two slots and is now 64th.

Source: ICC

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