ICC Women’s ODI rankings: Lanning powers back to number one
Australia skipper Meg Lanning moved up four spots to reclaim the number one position on the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings for batting.
The latest update comes after the conclusion of a three-match series between Australia and New Zealand that saw the former extend their ODI winning streak to 21 matches.
Lanning dominates ICC Women’s ODI Rankings
Lanning aggregated 163 runs in two ODIs, including an unbeaten 101 in the second fixture which earned her the player of the match award. The performances saw the 28-year-old advance four places and dislodge West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor from the top of the Women’s ODI batting rankings.
This marks the fifth time that Lanning has claimed the top spot for her own, with the previous ascension taking place in October 2018. She has been number one for a total of 902 days since the first time in November 2014.
Haynes makes strides
Rachael Haynes, who led the side in the final ODI after Lanning was ruled out due to injury, was another Australian to make quick progress in the batting rankings. Haynes has gained seven places to reach a career-best 13th position after finishing as the most prolific scorer in the series with 222 runs that comprised knocks of 44, 82 and 96.
Bates slips out of top ten
For New Zealand’s White Ferns, former number one Amy Satterthwaite has re-entered the ODI batting rankings in fifth position after scoring 111 runs in the series, even as another former captain, Suzie Bates, lost her place in the top ten.
Maddy Green has gained 18 places to reach 47th position after the 27-year-old scored 78 runs in the series in Brisbane.
Australia spinner remains on top
Australia Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen’s eight wickets in the series, which included a haul of 4/36 in the second match, helped consolidate her position at the top of the table for bowlers with a career-best 804 rating points. Jonassen had started the series at 754 rating points, only four points less than her previous best of 758 recorded last year. The first time she topped the ODI bowlers’ list was in July 2017 and she has been No.1 for 599 days spread over six spells, including the ongoing one that commenced in October 2019.
Fellow Australia spinners Georgia Wareham (up from 35th to 24th) and Sophie Molineux (re-entered at 44th) have also made notable headway in the latest update.
White Ferns bowling gains
New Zealand Leg-spinning all-rounder Amelia Kerr advanced five places to 13th among bowlers after six scalps in the series while fast bowler Lea Tahuhu (re-entered at 22nd) and Rosemary Mair (up 14 places to 49th) are the others from the White Ferns side to move up the rankings.
In the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings for teams, Australia and New Zealand remain in first and fifth positions, respectively. Australia gained two points since the annual rankings update last week to move up to 162 points while New Zealand have lost two during the series and are now on 92.
ICC Women’s ODI Rankings
(as of 8 October, after the Australia-New Zealand series)
Batting (top 10)
|1||(+4)||Meg Lanning||Aus||749||55.08||878 v NZ at Bay Oval 2016|
|2||(-1)||Stafanie Taylor||WI||746||44.01||788 v India at St Kitts (WP) 2012|
|3||(-1)||Alyssa Healy||Aus||741!||32.81||741 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|4||( – )||S Mandhana||India||732||43.08||799 v Eng at Mumbai 2019|
|5||(RE)||A Satterthwaite||NZ||723||38.93||781 v Aus at Bay Oval 2017|
|6||(-1)||T Beaumont||Eng||716||41.87||737 v Aus at Leicester 2019|
|7||(-4)||Ellyse Perry||Aus||691||52.10||776 v India at Vadodara 2018|
|8||(-1)||Lizelle Lee||SA||690||33.79||777 v Eng at Hove 2018|
|9||(-1)||L Wolvaardt||SA||689||45.63||712 v NZ at Auckland 2020|
|10||( – )||Mithali Raj||India||687||50.64||880 v Aus at Vadodara 2004|
Other selected rankings
|13||(+7)||R Haynes||Aus||655!||36.72||655 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|47||(+18)||Maddy Green||NZ||320*!||19.66||320 v Aus at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|67||(+6)||Nicola Carey||Aus||236*!||18.75||236 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|79=||(+9)||Hayley Jensen||NZ||191*||12.20||205 v Aus at Brisbane – AB 2020|
Bowling (top 10)
|1||( – )||J Jonassen||Aus||804!||20.00||3.97||804 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|2||( – )||M Kapp||SA||738!||23.41||3.68||738 v NZ at Hamilton 2020|
|3||( – )||Megan Schutt||Aus||735||22.50||4.22||766 v WI at Antigua 2019|
|4||( – )||Shabnim Ismail||SA||717!||20.88||3.59||717 v NZ at Hamilton 2020|
|5||(+1)||J Goswami||India||691||21.48||3.28||816 v Eng at Chennai 2007|
|6||(+1)||Poonam Yadav||India||679!||20.84||3.76||679 v WI at Antigua 2019|
|7||(+1)||Shikha Pandey||India||675||21.06||3.94||696 v SA at Vadodara 2019|
|8||(-3)||Ellyse Perry||Aus||666||24.28||4.33||738 v India at Mumbai 2012|
|9||( – )||Anya Shrubsole||Eng||645||25.62||4.17||655 v SL at Katunayake 2019|
|10||( – )||Deepti Sharma||India||639||27.18||3.84||653 v Eng at Mumbai 2019|
Other selected rankings
|13||(+5)||Amelia Kerr||NZ||590*!||23.68||4.34||590 v Aus at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|22||(RE)||Lea Tahuhu||NZ||507||32.18||4.38||611 v Aus at Perth 2019|
|24=||(+11)||G Wareham||Aus||473*!||28.40||4.17||473 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|44||(RE)||S Molineux||Aus||296*||9.83||2.56||300 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|49=||(+14)||Rosemary Mair||NZ||277*||72.25||4.89||281 v Aus at Brisbane – AB 2020|
|85||(+9)||Maddy Green||NZ||91*!||118.00||6.32||91 v Aus at Brisbane – AB 2020|
All-rounders (top five)
|1||( – )||Ellyse Perry||Aus||460||545 v WI at Antigua 2019|
|2||( – )||Stafanie Taylor||WI||410||599 v NZ at Kingston 2013|
|3||( – )||M Kapp||SA||389!||389 v NZ at Hamilton 2020|
|4||( – )||D Sharma||India||359||401 v NZ at Hamilton 2019|
|5||( – )||D van Niekerk||SA||335||410 v SL at Potchefstroom 2019|
*indicates provisional rating; !indicates career-highest rating
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