ICC Women’s T20 Rankings: Ecclestone remains top bowler
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)
|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
|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)
|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
|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)
|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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