ICC Women’s T20 Rankings: Ecclestone remains top bowler

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Sophie Ecclestone Women's T20 Rankings

England Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone remains the number one bowler on the ICC Women’s T20 Rankings after the series victory over the West Indies.

Ecclestone claimed six wickets in the five-match series against the West Indies which ensured the team jammed some cricket into a disrupted summer.

England’s gains after Windies whitewash

Allrounder Sarah Glenn’s series-topping seven wickets have helped her gain 12 slots and reach a career-best ninth position while Katherine Brunt’s six wickets see her gain ten places to 12th.

Natalie Sciver remains the only Englishwoman in the top 10 of the batting rankings and is now second on the allrounders list. 

Tammy Beaumont moved up three places to 24th and Amy Jones up four places to 25th after they contributed more than 100 runs each in their side’s 5-0 defeat of former T20 World champions West Indies. 

West Indies opener Deandra Dottin advanced five places to reach 15th position after amassing 185 runs in the series including two fifties. Skipper Stafanie Taylor also gained four slots to reach 52nd on the bowling rankings while she remains the leading batter from her side holding on to eighth position. The Windies skipper has also moved up to joint-fourth among allrounders.

Meanwhile in Australia

Australia allrounder Ashleigh Gardner and captain Meg Lanning have advanced in the rankings after finishing as the leading run-scorers in their three-match home series against New Zealand that they won 2-1.

Lanning, who has been top-ranked in both ODIs and T20Is in the past, has advanced one spot to take fifth position after aggregating 71 runs, the second-highest in the series.

Gardner’s 90 runs, which came in only two innings, won her the player of the series award and lifted her seven places to a career best-equalling 18th position on the batting rankings. 

Australia leg-spinner Georgia Wareham has reached a career best-equalling 10th position after her five wickets in the series helped her advance five places. Left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux, up two places to 13th, and seam bowler Delissa Kimmince, who rose eight positions to 22nd, have also progressed.

Former White Ferns captain Suzie Bates and present skipper Sophie Devine retained their second and fourth positions respectively. 

Devine has gained eight slots on the bowling rankings to reach 26th position, albeit a long away from her career-best fifth position attained ten years ago.

Amy Satterthwaite has reentered the rankings in 35th position after finishing as the highest scorer from her side with 69 runs.

Satterthwaite was on maternity leave for 18 months, during which she missed this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Amelia Kerr, player of the match on Wednesday, retains fourth position among bowlers.

The latest rankings update also sees the German batting pair of Christina Gough (up 146 places to 69th) and Janet Ronalds (up 115 places to joint-82nd) move up after their side defeated Austria 5-0.

In the T20I Team Rankings, Australia, England and New Zealand retain the top three positions with the West Indies in sixth place.

ICC Women’s T20 Rankings

(Rankings as of 1 October 2020, after the England v West Indies, Australia v New Zealand and Austria v Germany series):

Batting (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest rating
   1 ( – ) Beth Mooney Aus  748  36.31 123 766 v India at Mumbai 2018
   2 ( – ) Suzie Bates NZ  745  30.00 111 770 v Pak at Guyana 2018
   3 ( – ) Shafali Verma India  744  27.05 146 761 v SL at Melbourne 2020
   4 ( – ) Sophie Devine NZ  738  30.97 125 749 v SL at Perth 2020
   5 (+1) Meg Lanning Aus  712  36.18 116 784 v WI at Melbourne 2014
   6 (-1) Alyssa Healy Aus  705  25.08 132 717 v SL at Sydney 2019
   7 ( – ) S Mandhana India  693  25.23 119 732 v Aus at Melbourne 2020
   8 ( – ) Stafanie Taylor WI  658  36.02 104 836 v NZ at St Lucia 2010
   9 ( – ) J Rodrigues India  643  26.57 111 753 v NZ at Auckland 2019
  10 ( – ) Natalie Sciver Eng  629  25.58 112 644 v WI at Derby 2020

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest rating
  15 (+5) Deandra Dottin WI  595 26.44 125 735 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013
  18 (+7) A Gardner Aus  578! 22.33  130  578 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020
  24 (+3) T Beaumont Eng  530 22.29  109  551 v Aus at Canberra 2020
  25 (+4) Amy Jones Eng  527 19.89  117  562 v Pak at Kuala Lumpur 2019
  35 (RE) A Satterthwaite NZ  478 21.26   96 569 v WI at Bridgetown 2013
  43= (+6) R Haynes Aus  420 27.17  119 429 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020
  69 (+146) C Gough GER  308* 48.75  115 310 v AUT at Lower Austria 2020
  73= (+3) K Brunt Eng  289 17.00  114 292 v WI at Derby 2020
  82= (+115) Janet Ronalds GER  271* 48.25    92 273 v AUT at Lower Austria 2020
110 (+18) Nicola Carey Aus  205*! 47.00   78 205 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020

 

Bowling (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest rating
 1 ( – ) S Ecclestone Eng  777 15.41  5.93 789 v WI at Derby 2020
 2 ( – ) Megan Schutt Aus  753 15.31  6.04 806 v Pak at Guyana 2018
 3 ( – ) Shabnim Ismail SA  743 18.65  5.73 751 v India at Surat 2019
 4 ( – ) Amelia Kerr NZ  739 19.89  5.75 740 v Aus at Melbourne 2020
 5 ( – ) Jess Jonassen Aus  730! 20.29  5.41 730 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020
 6 ( – ) Deepti Sharma India  716 19.37  5.95 746 v WI at Guyana 2019
 7 ( – ) Radha Yadav India  704 16.36  6.29 769 v WI at Guyana 2019
 8 ( – ) Poonam Yadav India  698 14.38  5.64 733 v Ire at Guyana 2018
 9 (+12) Sarah Glenn Eng  684* 12.63  5.34 705 v WI at Derby 2020
 10 (+5) G Wareham Aus  666 13.25  5.82 671 v NZ at Melbourne 2020

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge Eco Highest rating
12 (+10) K Brunt Eng 655 19.39 5.49 755 v SA at St Kitts (WP) 2010
  13 (+2) S Molineux Aus  639  20.95  5.98 672 v Eng at Hove 2019
  22 (+8) D Kimmince Aus  578  21.08  6.73 680 v Eng at Hove 2019
  26 (+8) Sophie Devine NZ  563  17.07  6.26 691 v Eng at Hove 2010
  52= (+4) Stafanie Taylor WI  460  16.87  5.64 703 v SL at Port-of-Spain 2012
  73 (+3) A Gardner Aus  378  23.86  6.80 597 v Eng at Antigua 2018
  75 (+23) Rosemary Mair NZ  373*  23.88  7.08 381 v Aus at Brisbane – AB 2020
100 (+14) Mady Villiers Eng  279*  20.42  6.50 298 v WI at Derby 2020

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Highest rating
   1 ( – ) Sophie Devine NZ  415 425 v Aus at Brisbane – AB 2020
   2 (+1) Natalie Sciver Eng  350 379 v WI at Derby 2020
   3 (-1) Ellyse Perry Aus  321 421 v India at Canberra 2020
   4= (+3) Stafanie Taylor WI  302 524 v SL at Bridgetown 2012
(+1) Deepti Sharma India  302*/! 302 v Aus at Melbourne 2020

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