The latest ICC Women ODI Rankings were released on Tuesday and neither of the three categories saw a change in the Top 10 position holders. Keeping hold of the top position among the batters is South Africa’s Lizelle Lee with a rating of 761 while her teammate Marizanne Kapp tops among the All-Rounders with 384 rating points and is the highest-ranked from the country with the bowl too with a rating of 715 placing herself at the fourth position.
Lee is joined by her teammate Laura Wolvaardt who is ranked as the tenth best batter. Shabnim Ismail and Ayabonga Khaka join Kapp with the bowl at sixth and eighth position respectively while the Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk accompanies her as the seventh-ranked all-rounder. Following Lee is Australia’s batter Alyssa Healy with 750 rating points who is joined by her Australian captain Meg Lanning and star player Beth Mooney at the seventh and the eighth position respectively.
The highest from the most successful team of women’s cricket is their bowler Jess Jonassen with the rating of 760 points who is also the eighth-ranked among the All-rounders along with the brilliant Ellyse Perry who has the control of the third position and Ashleigh Gardner at sixth. With the bowl, Jonassen is joined by her fellow teammate Megan Schutt positioned as the third best bowler with 717 rating points.
Occupying the third spot among batters is the legend from India, Mithali Raj who leads the team in ODI and test and is the former T20 captain too. Raj, who is also the leading Women ODI run-scorer has a rating of 738 points and is further joined by her teammate, Smriti Mandhana who recorded the highest individual WBBL score equalling it with Ashleigh Gardner just last week. She has an ODI rating of 710. Another legendary player from India, Jhulan Goswami leads the bowling attack for the women in blue, having ranked as the second-best ODI bowler with 727 rating points while the only one finding a place in the all-rounder category for them is Deepti Sharma placed at fifth position with 299 rating points.
The lone White Ferns player in the ranking list, Amy Satterthwaite gets a spot with 717 rating points as the fifth-best batter while two from West Indies – captain Stafanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews are the fourth and tenth-placed all-rounders respectively. The remaining spots of the top 10 are dominated by women from England. Tammy Beaumont at fourth with 728 rating points and captain Heather Knight at ninth with 674 rating points are the two finding a place in the top 10 ODI batting rankings. The bowling ranking consists of four from the country finding a spot- Sophie Ecclestone at fifth with 701 rating points, Katherine Brunt with rating points 666 at seventh, Anya Shrubsole with 598 rating points, and Kate Cross with 589 at ninth and tenth positions respectively.
Meanwhile, we did see changes below the top 10 with Bangladesh batters Fargana Hoque climbing up one place to 25th and Rumana Ahmed climbing up five places to 29th and bowlers Salma Khatun and Nahida Akter making a four-place jump each to 35th and 41st position respectively after their great contributions to the team’s victory against Pakistan in the ongoing world cup qualifiers. For Pakistan, batters Aliya Riaz and Nida Dar progressed upwards to 32nd and 37th spot while Nida also got the 16th position in the all-rounder category and 29th in bowling. The other bowler who saw progress was Nashra Sandhu moving up four places to 17th and Anam Amin got to 40th.
The rankings saw the last update on November 21 after Bangladesh defeated Pakistan in the opening game of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifiers.