Australia dominated the proceedings on their recent tour to the West Indies which concluded on Wednesday (September 18) where they completed a double series sweep. The ruthlessness of their players had a tremendous impact on the latest release of ICC players rankings in T20Is.
Jess Jonassen, the left-arm orthodox spinner, was the one who gained the most. Jonassen was terrific in the three-match T20I series picking up seven wickets at an average just above five. In the final match of the series she finished with career-best figures of 4 for 7 – an effort that saw her jump a whopping 24 places in the bowlers’ rankings. She now sits at no.4 on the list of T20I bowlers.
Georgia Wareham, the 19-year-old leg-spinner shot up 30 places to 34th on the list. The youngster picked up three wickets in the final match of the series, combining with Jonassen to hand Australia an easy win. Ashleigh Gardner who had a decent series with both bat and ball has progressed 14 positions and now sits on 21st position in the bowling rankings.
On the batting front, Alyssa Healy, moved three places and is now no.7 in the ICC T20I batting rankings. She smashed 108 runs in three matches at an astonishing strike rate over 154 and deservedly won the Player of the Series award. Rachael Haynes, the left-hander, also saw some upward movement, preogressing to no. 61 on the list.
While West Indies largely struggled through the series, some of their players experienced upward trends as well. Natasha McLean (up three places to 59th) and Britney Cooper (up 17 places to 94th) have moved up in the list for batters, while Chinelle Henry has advanced 40 places to 140th position among bowlers.