England opener Tammy Beaumont has climbed up five spaces to grab the numero uno position after an excellent display in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand which her team won 2-1. Beaumont has overtaken the likes of West Indian Stafanie Taylor and New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite to top the list and now leads Australia captain Meg Lanning by 16 points.
For the first time in her 12-year international career, she has achieved the number one position in ICC ODI rankings. To add to this, she has also been shortlisted as one of the three ICC nominees for the player of the month (February), thanks to her heroics against New Zealand last month.
Beaumont made her ODI andT20I debut in 2009 against West Indies. Since then she has featured in 74 ODIs and 88 T20Is. She has stuck a total of 19 half-centuries and eight centuries in the limited-overs format. She has a healthy average of 45.13 in ODIs and has scored 2618 runs. In T20Is, she averages 22.29 and has amassed 1382 runs so far.
Apart from her limited overs’ record, she has appeared in four Test matches for England. In addition to playing for her country, she also features in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). She has played for Adelaide Strikers, Melbourne Renegades, and Sydney Thunder. She was a part of the winning Sydney Thunder in last year’s WBBL.
There is seldom any doubt that the opening bat has grown to be one of the most reliable players in the English batting line-up and is more often than not responsible for providing a solid start to the team with the bat. At just 29 years of age, the Kent-born cricketer has still plenty left in the tank.
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Source: ESPN Cricinfo / Updated as of March 2, 2021