World T20 shakes up individual women's player rankings
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Wednesday, 2 April 2014

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Sri Lanka’s Udeshika Prabhodhani has jumped five places to take over as the number-one ranked bowler for the first-time ever in the latest Reliance ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers.

 

The latest player rankings were released on Wednesday at the end of the group stage of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2014 in Sylhet. The four teams that have progressed to the semi- finals are Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies. The semi-finals will be played in Dhaka on 3 and 4 April, while the final will be held on held on Sunday, 6 April.

 

Prabodhani, who claimed five wickets at an average of 9.40 and at an economy of 3.35, now has a best-ever 657 ratings points. The left-arm medium-pacer now leads number-two ranked New Zealand's Morna Nielsen by just five ratings points. Nielsen herself moved up a place to a career-best second.

 

The most impressive jump was that of Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun, who jumped 18 places to a best-ever third place with a career-best 643 ratings points. Khatun picked up six wickets from four matches at an average of 10.33 at an economy rate of 3.87.

 

The top 10 of the bowlers’ table has seen a few other changes as well.

 

Shaquana Quintyne of West Indies in seventh (up by four) has made a return to the top 10, while Sri Lanka’s Shashikala Siriwardena has moved up four places to ninth and Australia bowler Sarah Coyte is now in tenth place (up by nine).

 

West Indies has three bowlers in the top 10, the most for any team. Sri Lanka has two, while Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and South Africa have one bowler each.

 

Outside the top 10, the major movers are Shibnam Ismail (up by five) and Ellyse Perry (up by two) in joint 12th, Anya Shrubsole in 15th (up by 24), Tremayne Smartt in 16th (up by six) and Isobel Joyce in 19th (up by four).

 

Australia captain Meg Lanning continues to top the Reliance ICC Women's Rankings for T20I Batters. Lanning is now at a career-best 688 ratings points, after ending the group stage as the leading run-getter.

 

Lanning has scored 184 runs from four games at an average of 46 and a strike rate of 167.27. She is also the only batter to have hit a hundred in the tournament, with her knock of 126 against Ireland also being her career-best.

 

England captain Charlotte Edwards has moved up a place to second, swapping places with teammate Sarah Taylor. Stafanie Taylor has risen one spot to seventh, while Harmanpreet Kaur has re-entered the top 10 in ninth place (up by two).

 

India now has three batters in the top 10, the most for any team. Australia, England and West Indies have two, while New Zealand has one batter in the top 10.

 

The only other positive movements inside the top 20 are, Ireland’s Isobel Joyce in 13th (up by six) and Lizelle Lee in 20th (up by eight).

 

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka captain Siriwardena has taken over as the number-one ranked all-rounder for the first-time ever on the Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20I All-rounders. Also moving up three places to a best-ever second is Bangladesh skipper Salma Khatun.

 

The player rankings will now be updated on Monday, 7 April, after the final of the tournament.

 

Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20Is (as of 1 April, after Group stage at the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014)

Batters

 

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

   1           ( - )          Meg Lanning        Aus         688!       30.08     117         688 v Pak at Bangladesh 2014

   2           (+1)         C Edwards            Eng         670         32.37     108         812 v Pak at Taunton 2009

   3           (-1)          Sarah Taylor        Eng         661         30.63     110         721 v Aus at Chelmsford 2013

  4           ( - )          Suzie Bates           NZ          654         26.15     106         659 v Pak at Bangladesh 2014

   5           ( - )          Mithali Raj           Ind          646         37.12     101         761 v WI at Ahmedabad 2011

   6           ( - )          Deandra Dottin    WI          597         24.05     137         649 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013

   7           (+1)         Stafanie Taylor    WI          583         35.36     106         770 v NZ at St Lucia 2010

   8           (-1)          Poonam Raut       Ind          570         28.08     93           572 v Ban at Cox's Bazar 2014

   9           (+2)         H Kaur                   Ind          555         21.73     91           594 v Aus at Visakhapatnam 2012

  10         (-1)          Jessica Cameron  Aus         551         21.66     110         610 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2012

  11         (-1)          Clare Shillington  Ire           534         20.55     98           612 v Pak at Dublin 2013

  12         ( - )          Mignon du Preez  SA           533         21.09     93           537 v Pak at Doha 2014

  13         (+6)         Isobel Joyce          Ire           528!       24.04     95           528 v Pak at Bangladesh 2014

  14         ( - )          Alex Blackwell     Aus         522         20.31     94           566 v Eng at Canberra 2011

  15         ( - )          S.Siriwardena       SL           521!       20.39     85           521 v Ban at Bangladesh 2014

  16         (-3)          Bismah Maroof   Pak         519         23.10     78           523 v Ban at Cox's Bazar 2014

  17         (-1)          Lydia Greenway  Eng         506         24.18     98           601 v SA at Potchefstroom 2011

  18         (-1)          Nain Abidi             Pak         505         18.26     81           530 v Ire at Doha 2014

  19         (-1)          Sophie Devine      NZ          499         22.93     108         504 v WI at Bay Oval 2014

  20         (+8)         Lizelle Lee             SA           494*      26.35     89           509 v Ire at Bangladesh 2014

 

Bowlers

 

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

   1           (+5)         U Prabodhani       SL           657!       19.76     4.75       657 v Ban at Bangladesh 2014

   2           (+1)         Morna Nielsen      NZ          652!       16.34     4.88       652 v SA at Bangladesh 2014

   3           (+18)      Salma Khatun      Ban        643!       13.41     4.25       643 v SL at Bangladesh 2014

   4           (-3)          Danielle Hazell     Eng         640         17.28     5.18       685 v NZ at Chelmsford 2011

   5           ( - )          Marizanne Kapp SA           632         13.03     4.27       645 v Ire at Doha 2014

   6           (-4)          Shanel Daley        WI          614         14.14     4.80       674 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

   7           (+4)         S Quintyne            WI          606         17.64     5.41       625 v NZ at Invercargill 2014

   8           (-4)          A Mohammed     WI          597         14.22     5.23       673 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2011

   9           (+4)         S.Siriwardena       SL           586         17.25     5.43       603 v Eng at Bangladesh 2014

  10         (+9)         Sarah Coyte         Aus         585         19.87     6.23       657 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2012

  11         (-4)          Erin Osborne         Aus         581         24.32     5.93       631 v Ind at Galle 2012

  12=       (+5)         Shibnam Ismail   SA           577         21.18     5.72       591 v Ire at Bangladesh 2014

                (+2)         Ellyse Perry           Aus         577         20.77     6.02       686 v NZ at Nelson 2010

  14         (-2)          Julie Hunter          Aus         569         17.56     5.85       642 v NZ at Melbourne 2013

  15         (+24)      Anya Shrubsole   Eng         564         12.78     5.69       577 v NZ at Colombo (RPS) 2012

  16         (+6)         Tremayne Smartt                WI          545         16.78     5.28       561 v NZ at Invercargill 2014

  17         (-2)          Jhulan Goswami  Ind          542         19.40     5.13       671 v Aus at Visakhapatnam 2012

  18         (-10)       Sadia Yousuf       Pak         541         15.00     5.14       641 v Ire at Doha 2014

  19         (+4)         Isobel Joyce          Ire           538         26.29     5.15       563 v NZ at Bangladesh 2014

  20         (-10)       Sana Mir               Pak         536         18.32     4.96       636 v Ban at Dublin 2012

 

All-rounders

Rank     (+/-)       Player                 Team       Pts        HS Rating

   1           (+1)         S.Siriwardena       SL           305        309 v Eng at Bangladesh 2014

   2           (+3)         Salma Khatun      Ban        291*/ !  291 v SL at Bangladesh 2014

   3           (-2)          Stafanie Taylor    WI          289        422 v SL at Bridgetown 2012

   4           (-1)          Isobel Joyce          Ire           284        291 v Aus at Bangladesh 2014

   5           (+1)         Suzie Bates           NZ          244        274 v Aus at Taunton 2011

 

For information on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings, go to www.relianceiccrankings.com.

 

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