Taylor tops ODI rankings; Sciver rewarded for performance against India in T20Is
On the back of the success in the ongoing One Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan, West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has reclaimed her top ranking among batters as well as allrounders. Along with her other West Indies players like Deandra Dottin, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, and Shamilia Connell have also improved their ODI rankings.
Taylor’s Player of the match worthy performance in the first ODI where she took three wickets for just 29 runs and scored an unbeaten ton to lead her side to victory helped her excel in rankings. She replaced India’s ODI captain Mithali Raj to secure the number one ranking among batters. She also gained three places to be the 16th ranked bowler in the world. And she took over Australia’s Ellyse Perry to become the top-ranked allrounder.
A series victory against Pakistan also led to Deandra Dottin re-entering the rankings at 28th position among batters and 47th among allrounders. Kyshona Knight’ patient presence at the crease was rewarded with a boost in the rankings at 53rd position. Vice-captain Anisa Mohammed, who has taken the most wickets so far in the series has earned her 26th ranking among bowlers. Fast bowler Shamilia Connell is at 39th place.
For Pakistan, among batters, Nida Dar (29th) and Ayesha Zafar (83rd) have shown some promise. While Diana Baig has moved one place to attain 32nd ranking among bowlers.
Among ICC’s T20I Rankings, England’s in-form allrounder Natalie Sciver has gained two places and has moved to 9th position among batters and also captured a top rank in T20I allrounders from New Zealand captain Sophie Devine. India’s all-rounder Deepti Sharma is up two places to 37th.
For India, Poonam Yadav has gained five places to become the 7th ranked bowler in the world and Shikha Pandey has gained eight places to be the 27th ranked bowler. England’s Freya Davis has earned two spots and she is now ranked 64th in the world.