Two for Taylor as Rankings Updated

ICC

Mar 9
2012


 India women lose number-one rankings

 West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor and Lisa Sthalekar of Australia
new top-ranked players

 England’s Charlotte Edwards and New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite
also on the charge

India’s Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have lost their number-one rankings in the Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for batsmen and bowlers, respectively after a disappointing series against the West Indies which finished earlier this week. The West Indies women won the series played in St Kitts by 2-1.

Mithali had entered the series leading West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor by 11 rankings points. The India vice-captain managed scores of 57, 22 and six while the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2011 contributed one, 75 and 23.

As such, Mithali dropped 31 ratings points while Taylor gained five ratings points which were enough to put the 20-year-old ahead of the former India captain. The Jamaican now leads the Rajasthani by 25 ratings points.

However, Mithali will have a chance to reclaim her number-one ranking when she represents India in the three-ODI series against Australia which starts in Ahmedabad on Sunday 12 March.

Jhulan has also slipped in the latest rankings which were updated after the conclusion of the New Zealand-England series which finished in Lincoln on 5 March. England won the series 3-0.

Jhulan had figures of one for 21, one for 27 and one for 33 which were not enough to keep her on top of the table. The 28-year-old from Bengal has dropped 18 ratings points after her performance in St Kitts which has helped Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar to rise to the number-one position.

Sthalekar will start off against India in the three-ODI series on Sunday leading the India fast bowler by just eight ratings points.

England’s Charlotte Edwards, ICC’s Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2008, meanwhile, has continued to move in the right direction.

The England captain was a good performer in her side’s 3-0 win over New Zealand when she scored 84, 137 and nine which has helped her gain 66 ratings points and moves her two places to third in the latest rankings.

Sarah Taylor is the other batsman from the England side to improve her ranking. The wicketkeeper-batter scored 109 off 113 balls with nine fours in the third ODI on 5 March which has helped her gain one place in the ranking. She is now in fifth position.

Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand has become her country’s highest-ranked batsman by breaking into the top 10 for the first time in her career.

Satterthwaite scored 38, 69 and 58 in the series for which she was rewarded with a jump of six places. She is occupies 10th position while her team-mate Sara McGlashan has slipped one place to 11th.

England’s 20-year-old fast bowler Anya Shrubsole, who won the player of the series award, has returned to the rankings table in 59th position. The fast bowler from Somerset claimed five wickets in the series.

The player rankings will next be updated at the conclusion of India’s ODI series against Australia on 16 March.

Upcoming ODI fixtures:

India v Australia ODI series

12 Mar – India v Australia, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

14 Mar – India v Australia, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

16 Mar – India v Australia, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

 

Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Rankings (as of 9 March, after series in St Kitts and Lincoln and before the start of India-Australia ODI series)

[Stafanie Taylor © Don Miles]

World Number One Stafanie Taylor

Batsmen

Rank      (+/-)        Player                Team     Pts          Ave         HS Rating

   1           (+1)         Stafanie Taylor    WI          752         45.75     765 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   2           (-1)          Mithali Raj           Ind          727         47.30     839 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004

   3           (+2)         C. Edwards           Eng         679         37.73     699 v NZ at Lincoln 2012

   4           (-1)          Lydia Greenway  Eng         664!       30.88     664 v NZ at Lincoln 2012

   5           (+1)         Sarah Taylor        Eng         653         40.59     803 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009

   6           (-2)          Alex Blackwell     Aus         629         33.36     683 v Ind at Canberra 2008

   7           ( - )          Deandra Dottin    WI          617!       26.65     617 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   8           ( - )          Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         545        32.56     801 v Ind at Sydney 2008

   9           ( - )          Leah Poulton        Aus         529!       26.45     529 v NZ at Sydney 2012

  10         (+6)         A Satterthwaite    NZ          527!       25.45     527 v Eng at Lincoln 2012

 

Other selected batting rankings

 

  11         (-1)          Sara McGlashan   NZ          514         22.83     573 v Eng at Derby 2007

  12=       (-1)          Trisha Chetty        SA           499*      35.86     515 v Eng at Potchefstroom 2011

               (-1)          Jessica Cameron  Aus         499*!    33.66     499 v NZ at Sydney 2012

  15         (+3)         Amita Sharma       Ind          490         17.06     505 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2012

  16         (+8)         M. Aguilleira         WI          472*!    19.29     472 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

  17         (-3)          Suzie Bates         NZ          466         28.20     516 v Eng at Taunton 2007

  18         (+4)         Juliana Nero         WI          453         19.91     454 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

  19         (-4)          Lucy Doolan         NZ          445*      25.12     487 v Aus at Sydney 2012

 [Lisa Sthalekar © Don Miles]

World Number One Lisa Sthalekar

 

Bowlers

Rank      (+/-)        Player                Team       Pts          Avge      Econ      HS Rating

   1           (+1)         Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         751         24.48     3.73       759 v Eng at Lord's 2011

   2           (-1)          Jhulan Goswami   Ind          743         21.07     3.13       796 v Eng at Chennai 2007

   3           ( - )          Katherine Brunt    Eng         694         22.32     3.27       781 v Aus at Wormsley 2011

   4           ( - )          Laura Marsh        Eng         682         24.64     3.83       711 v Aus at Perth 2011

   5           (+3)         Stafanie Taylor     WI          640*!       16.74     2.82       640 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   6           (-1)          A. Mohammed      WI          629*       14.88     2.92       633 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   7           ( - )          Ellyse Perry         Aus         591*       23.87     4.28       608 v Eng at Perth 2011

   8           (+1)         Gouher Sultana     Ind          579*       16.95     2.97       592 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   9           (+1)         Jenny Gunn          Eng         573         27.80     3.77       669 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

  10         (-4)          Rumeli Dhar           Ind          561         28.36     3.35       695 v Eng at Mumbai (BKC) 2010

 

Other selected bowler rankings

  12         (-1)          Holly Colvin         Eng         507         22.35     3.62       715 v Aus at Lord's 2009

  13         (+5)         Shanel Daley       WI          502*!       19.60     3.22       502 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

  14=       (-1)          Amita Sharma      Ind          501         31.86     3.69       646 v Pak at Karachi 2005

               (+1)         Sana Mir              Pak         501*      26.87     3.47       505 v Ire at Fatullah 2011

  17         (-3)          Isa Guha              Eng         473         23.21     3.73       749 v Ind at Sydney 2009

  20         ( - )          Erin Osborne        Aus         439*       28.50     3.78       465 v Eng at Lord's 2011

 [Stafanie Taylor © Don Miles]

World Number One Stafanie Taylor

 

All-rounders

Rank    (+/-)           Player                Team       Pts          HS Rating

   1           ( - )          Stafanie Taylor     WI           481 /*!  481 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   2           ( - )          Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         409        511 v Ind at Canberra 2008

   3           ( - )          Amita Sharma      Ind          245        253 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   4           ( - )          Jhulan Goswami   Ind          230        242 v Eng at Visakhapatnam 2010

   5           ( - )          Jenny Gunn          Eng         204       348 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

 

 * indicates provisional rating

 ! indicates career-highest rating

 

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