Laura Wolvaardt enters Top 5 in ICC’s ODI Rankings update

Proteas women steal the show in the latest ODI rankings update. The South African women’s team led by skipper Laura Wolvaardt is hosting Sri Lanka led by skipper Chamari Athapaththu for a limited overs series that included a three-match T20I series followed by a three-match ODI series. The Scotland women’s team led by skipper Kathryn Bryce were involved in a tri-series alongside the USA and Papua New Guinea.

Laura Wolvaardt enters Top 5 in ICC's ODI Rankings update
Laura Wolvaardt enters Top 5 in ICC’s ODI Rankings update

ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings

The South African skipper Laura Wolvaardt is currently the leading run-scorer of the ODI series against Sri Lanka with 151 runs to her name at a strike rate of 76.26. She scored 41 runs in the 1st ODI which was eventually washed out due to rain. She continued her good patch of form with the bat as she smashed her 6th ODI century and stayed unbeaten (110 off 141 balls) throughout the run chase to help South Africa win the 2nd ODI by seven wickets. Courtesy of her brilliant performance with the bat, she has climbed up one spot to the 5th position with 695 points to her name in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.

Her fellow opening batter Tazmin Brits scored her 2nd ODI hundred (116 off 128 balls) in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka, however, her efforts went in vain as rain played spoilsport. She earned a massive rise as she climbed up seven spots to the 38th position with 439 points to her name in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.

The 23-year-old Sri Lankan all-rounder Kavisha Dilhari scored a well-crafted 42 runs, at just over a run-a-ball and was the top scorer after skipper Chamari Athapaththu for the visitors, Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI. However, it wasn’t enough for them to post a competitive total on the board. As a result of Kavisha’s impressive performance with the bat, she earned a remarkable rise as she climbed up seven spots to the 48th position with 380 points to her name in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.

The 34-year-old middle-order batter Nilakshi de Silva also had a decent outing (36 off 42 balls) with the bat in the 1st ODI and as a result, she also climbed up four spots to the 49th position with 378 points in the Batting Rankings. The 26-year-old Scotland skipper Kathryn Bryce played a pivotal role with the bat as well as with the ball in the 2nd match of the Tri-series against Papua New Guinea, scoring 73 runs at a strike rate of 91.25 with the bat for her side. As a result of her impressive performance with the bat, she earned a massive rise as she climbed up 16 spots to the 46th position with 396 points to her name in the ICC Women’s ODI batting rankings.

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The 24-year-old Scotland wicket-keeper batter Sarah Bryce was the leading run-scorer of the Tri-series with 104 runs to her name at a strike rate of 73.23 and an impressive average of 52 in the Tri-series. She was impressive in the 3rd match of the tri-series against the USA when she scored 84 runs at a strike rate of 68.85. As a result of her impressive outing with the bat in the tri-series, she sky-rocketed to the 65th position with 319 points courtesy of an 80-spot jump.

Anneke Bosch scored 39 runs in the 1st ODI, however, it was eventually washed out. She has climbed up a couple of spots to the 68th position with 309 points to her name. The 24-year-old South African all-rounder Nadine de Klerk scored 34 runs with the bat in the 1st ODI and she has also earned a remarkable rise as she climbs up nine spots to the 70th position with 304 points in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.

The 30-year-old Papua New Guinea batter was the leading run-scorer for her side and the 2nd highest run-scorer of the tri-series with 100 runs at a strike rate of 84.03. She scored an impressive 80 runs in the 1st match of the tri-series against the USA, playing a crucial role in helping her side clinch a comprehensive 6-wicket victory against the USA. As a result of her impressive performances, she skyrocketed to the 85th position with 270 points courtesy of a massive 138-spot jump in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings.

ICC Women’s ODI Bowling Rankings

The 34-year-old veteran South African all-rounder Marizanne Kapp has been wicket-less so far in the ODI series against Sri Lanka so far. But she has been extremely economical in her spell. As a result, she has climbed up one spot to the 3rd position with 681 points in the ODI Bowling Rankings. The 31-year-old South African pacer Ayabonga Khakha picked up a three-wicket haul with match figures (6.5-1-28-3) with the ball in the 2nd ODI and as a result, she has climbed up one spot to the 7th position with 625 points to her name in the bowling rankings. The 38-year-old Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Inoka Ranaweera has climbed up one spot to 17th position with 519 points to her name in the rankings. Udeshika Prabodhani has climbed up a couple of spots to the 31st position with 419 points to her name.

The 38-year-old Sri Lankan spinner Oshadi Ranasinghe has picked up three wickets in the ODI series so far. Courtesy of her impressive performance with the ball, she has climbed up 12 spots to the 34th position with 413 points in the bowling rankings. The 23-year-old Sri Lankan spinner Kavisha Dilhari has picked up a couple of wickets with the ball in the series so far. She has climbed up 10 spots to 57th position with 334 points to her name. The 33-year-old Sri Lankan pacer Achini Kulasuriya has picked up one wicket and climbed up four spots to the 69th position with 296 points in the bowling rankings.

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The 32-year-old Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Sugandika Kumari has picked up a couple of wickets in the series so far. As a result, she has climbed up one spot to the 70th position with 291 points to her name in the bowling rankings. The 31-year-old Papua New Guinea All-rounder Sibona Jimmy had a good outing with the ball in the tri-series as she picked up four wickets in a couple of innings with the ball. As a result of her impressive performances with the ball, she has earned a remarkable rise as she climbs up 15 spots to the 68th position with 300 points in the bowling rankings.

ICC Women’s ODI All-rounder Rankings

The Sri Lankan skipper Chamari Athapaththu has climbed up one spot to the 11th position with 199 points in the ICC Women’s ODI all-rounders rankings. The 24-year-old South African all-rounder Nadine de Klerk has climbed up one spot to the 22nd position with 149 points in the all-rounder rankings. The 23-year-old Sri Lankan all-rounder Kavisha Dilhari climbed up eight spots to equal the 29th position alongside Hannah Rowe with 126 points to her name. Inoka Ranaweera has climbed up one spot to the 37th position with 97 points to her name.

The 26-year-old Scotland skipper Kathryn Bryce has earned a massive rise as she climbs up 16 spots to equal 39th position with 95 points to her name. Oshadi Ranasinghe has also earned a good rise in the rankings as she climbed up nine spots to the 49th position with 80 points. The 31-year-old Papua New Guinea all-rounder Sibona Jimmy has climbed up eight spots to the 56th position with 72 points to her name. The 21-year-old South African all-rounder Eliz-Mari Marx has climbed up three spots to equal 75th position with 50 points to her name alongside Renuka Singh. Udeshika Prabodhani has climbed up one spot to 88th position with 38 points to her name.

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