Lizelle Lee joins Mithali Raj at the top in ICC’s ODI rankings

South African opener Lizelle Lee has been in sublime batting form, she has scored 3 fifties and a hundred in her last 5 ODI games.

Her match-winning performances have taken her to the No.1 spot in the MRF ODI Rankings for batters alongside Indian legend Mithali Raj, they both have a rating of 762.

 

Lizelle Lee
Lizelle Lee

 

In the ongoing SA v WI ODI series, she has scored 187 runs in the first 3 games. Her average in the last 5 matches has been sky high at 77.6. She has led the chase for her team alongside co-opener Laura Wolvaardt handing South Africa their first series win in West Indies. She reached the top spot in March 2021 as well climbing up seven spots on the back of splendid performances against India.

Lee made her ODI debut at the age of 21, in 2013 against Bangladesh. She scored 77 runs on debut and was also adjudged Player of the Match in that game. Her teammates – bowler Ayabonga Khaka and skipper Dane van Niekerk also moved up 1 spot in the bowling and all-rounder rankings respectively.

South Africa have been on quite a roll this year, they have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in this 5 match series.

They will be up against the Windies in the 4th ODI on 16th September 2021.

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