West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews has moved up by two places to occupy the sixth position in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings for all-rounders while Indian Women’s Team Captain Mithali Raj has also moved up to occupy the second position in the batters list.
Hayley Matthews and Mithali Raj has made positive gains
Matthews produced a scintillating all-around performance in the two ODI against South Africa in Johannesburg scalping four wickets at an economy of 3.78 and scoring a 63-ball 51 in the rain-hit first ODI match. This also helped Matthews to gain four spots among the bowlers’ Rankings list as she occupies 11th place with a rating of 587, which is her career’s highest rating so far. India’s Deepti Sharma also moved up by one spot to occupy the fourth position among the all-rounder’s rankings.
Mithali Raj has scored 738 points among the batters rankings just behind top-ranked Alyssa Healy (750) of Australia. Raj’s teammate Smriti Mandhana is intact at the sixth position with 710 rating points. Chedan Nation moved up by five places to 51st position while opener Tazmin brits moved up by 25 places to 64th position are others who have moved up in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings for batters. In the latest Rankings update, Sri Lankan players have been dropped out as they have not played the ODI series since October 2019 & will make a return to the list once they play an ODI.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s stand-in captain Sune Luus made a two-spot jump to 18th, with team-mate Ayabonga Khaka and West Indies’ Chinelle Henry making notable gains in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings list for bowlers. Australia’s Jess Jonassen has grabbed the top spot in the bowler’s rankings list with Veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami retaining her second-place Australia’s Megan Schutt occupies the third spot.
England’s Natalie Sciver leads the all-rounders’ chart, while Australia’s Ellyse Perry and South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp are placed at second and third positions, respectively.