Nattaya Boochatham achieves career-best rankings with a stellar show against Zimbabwe
Nattaya Boochatham achieved her career-best T20I rankings among batters, bowlers and allrounders for playing a pivotal role for Thailand in their series win over the hosts Zimbabwe. While Scotland skipper Kathryn Bryce remained in the top ten batters after leading her side to a win in the ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier.
In the latest update, Boochatham moved to 46 among the batters while jumping to 16 in the bowlers list and is at 11 in the allrounder rankings. She took ten wickets – winning player of the match award in both wins – during the Zimbabwe series to help Thailand register 2-1 win after going down in the first game.
Fellow Thailand player Natthakan Chantham moved into the top 20 ranking for batters after scoring highest individual score for her side in T20Is with an unbeaten 88 in the second match. Bowler Suleeporn Naomi jumped to 24 in the bowling rankings.
Scotland’s off-spinner Katherine Fraser jumped 15 spots to reach 41 in the bowlers ranking after her performance with the ball in the Europe Qualifier. Netherlands’ Frederique Overdijk – who registered the best individual bowling figures in T20Is with a seven-wicket haul – has leap frogged to 160th in the ranking jumping a whopping 82 places.
India’s Shafali Verma and England’s left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone continue to top the ranking charts in batting and bowling respectively while Natalie Sciver remains as the number ranked allrounder in the world. Scotland’s Bryce is currently number three among the allrounders list while New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine is at number two.
In the team rankings Australia continue to rule the charts with England following them closely at second place with five point difference. Currently ranked number four New Zealand will have a chance to upstage India and claim number three ranking when they take on the hosts England in the three-match T20I series starting from September 1.