RODRIGUES, MANDHANA ADVANCE IN WOMEN’S T20I RANKINGS; DOTTIN BECOMES TOP-RANKED ALL-ROUNDER

  • Bismah, Devine, van Niekerk and Satterthwaite among others to advance in latest T20I rankings updat

The India pair of Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana have made impressive gains among batters in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings despite their side’s 3-0 series loss to New Zealand, while Windies all-rounder Deandra Dottin has grabbed the top spot among all-rounders in the latest update carried out on Tuesday.

Rodrigues’s 132 runs in the three-match series against New Zealand have lifted her four places to second position while Smriti Mandhana, who grabbed the top spot in ODIs last week, has gained four spots to reach sixth position after finishing as the leading run-getter in the series with an aggregate of 180. The stylish left-hander smashed two half-centuries including a fluent 86 in the last match in Hamilton that India lost by two runs.

Spinners Radha Yadav, up 18 places to 10th after taking four wickets in the series, and Deepti Sharma, up five places to 14th, are the India players to move up among bowlers.

For New Zealand, Sophie Devine has moved from 11th to eighth position among batters after scoring 153 runs in the series including a match-winning 72 in the last match, while captain Amy Satterthwaite’s 87 runs have lifted her from 23rd to 17th position. Among bowlers, Lea Tahuhu has moved up five slots to 11th position.

For the Windies, Dottin has been the standout performer in a 2-1 series win in Pakistan. Dottin has moved up two places to third among batters after scoring 158 runs in the series while her three wickets have lifted her two slots to 29th among bowlers. The net result has been a promotion to number one in the list of all-rounders.

Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has gained three slots to tie with compatriot Javeria Khan in 15th position among batters while Sana Mir, who is top ranked in the ODI format, has moved up six places to take 28th position among T20I bowlers after taking three wickets in the series.

South Africa completed a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka in a home series ahead of their ICC Women’s Championship series. The gains for them include captain Dane van Niekerk moving up three slots to reach a career-best 12th among batters, up six places to 20th among bowlers and up two berths among all-rounders to third. The pace pair of Shabnim Ismail (up four places to seventh) and Marizanne Kappe (up seven places to 22nd) are other notable gainers. For Sri Lanka, Shashikala Siriwardene has benefited by four places to reach 30th position.

Other players to advance include Esha Oza of the United Arab Emirates (up 44 places to 46th) among batters and the Thailand pair of Chanida Sutthiruang (up 15 places to 38th) and Nattaya Boochatham (40th) among bowlers.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings, New Zealand have overtaken England to take second place. ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 champions Australia continue to lead the table while the Windies and India, semifinalists at the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean, are fourth and fifth, respectively.

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 12 February 2019)

Batters (top 20)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Avge     S/R       Highest Rating

   1        ( – )       Suzie Bates      NZ        765      30.69    112       767 v Pak at Guyana 2018

   2        (+4)      J. Rodrigues      Ind       737      34.88    129       742 v NZ at Auckland 2019

   3        (+2)      Deandra Dottin  Win      727      26.60    127       731 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013

   4        ( – )       Meg Lanning     Aus      695      34.04    117       783 v Win at Melbourne 2014

   5        (-3)       Stafanie Taylor  Win      694      35.68    105       817 v NZ at St Lucia 2010

   6        (+4)      S. Mandhana    Ind       693!     25.02    118       693 v NZ at Hamilton 2019

   7        (-4)       H. Kaur              Ind       687      28.08    105       715 v Aus at Guyana 2018

   8        (+3)      Sophie Devine   NZ        669!     27.92    125       669 v Ind at Hamilton 2019

   9        (-2)       Beth Mooney    Aus      663      31.69    120       747 v Ind at Mumbai 2018

  10       (-1)       Alyssa Healy     Aus      639!     22.80    122       639 v Eng at Antigua 2018

  11       (-3)       Mithali Raj         Ind       623      37.81    101       813 v Win at Ahmedabad 2011

  12       (+3)      D. van Niekerk  SA        622!     29.80    95        622 v SL at Centurion 2019

  13       (-1)       Natalie Sciver    Eng      610      23.72    110       622 v Ind at Antigua 2018

  14       (-1)       Elyse Villani       Aus      598      28.52    118       664 v Ire at Dublin 2015

  15=     (+3)      Bismah Maroof  Pak      571      25.19    89        647 v Ban at Karachi 2015

            (-1)       Javeria Khan     Pak      571      21.41    92        576 v NZ at Guyana 2018

  17       (+6)      A.Satterthwaite NZ        540      21.19    95        556 v Win at Bridgetown 2013

  18       (+2)      Sarah Taylor     Eng      537      29.00    111       781 v Aus at Chelmsford 2013

  19=     (-4)       H. Matthews     Win      536      19.54    110       593 v SL at St Lucia 2018

            (+2)      Danielle Wyatt  Eng      536      18.18    124       537 v SA at Taunton 2018

Bowlers (top 20)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team       Pts      Avge    Eco       Highest Rating

   1        ( – )       Megan Schutt   Aus      796      15.45    5.76     804 v Pak at Guyana 2018

   2        ( – )       Poonam Yadav Ind       707      14.41    5.73     735 v Ire at Guyana 2018

   3        (+1)      S. Ecclestone    Eng      703!     19.91   6.60     703 v Aus at Antigua 2018

   4        (+1)      Ellyse Perry      Aus      700       19.19   5.90     752 v NZ at Nelson 2010

   5        (+1)      Anya Shrubsole Eng      695       13.70   5.53     754 v Win at Dharamsala 2016

   6        (-3)       Leigh Kasperek NZ        694       12.93   6.17     715 v Ire at Dublin 2018

   7        (+4)      Shabnim Ismail SA        681       19.10   5.93     701 v Aus at Nagpur 2016

   8=     ( – )       D. Kimmince     Aus      666!     18.96   6.53     666 v Eng at Antigua 2018

            (-1)       Amelia Kerr       NZ        666       22.52   5.96     679 v Ind at Wellington 2019

  10       (+18)    Radha Yadav    Ind       659*!   18.57   6.62     659 v NZ at Hamilton 2019

  11=     (+5)      Lea Tahuhu      NZ        643       20.86   5.90     664 v Pak at Sharjah 2017

            (-1)       Nashra Sandhu Pak      643       19.60   5.38     670 v Win at Karachi 2019

  13       (-4)       Nida Dar           Pak      639       17.54   5.10     695 v SA at Doha 2014

  14       (+5)      Deepti Sharma  Ind       638!     21.61   6.02     638 v NZ at Hamilton 2019

  15=     (-3)       R. Ahmed         Ban      636      19.34   5.37     676 v Win at Guyana 2018

            (-3)       S. Molineux       Aus      636*!   20.06   5.84     636 v Eng at Antigua 2018

  17       ( – )       S.Siriwardene    SL        635      19.94   5.53     687 v Eng at Sylhet 2014

  18       (-4)       Salma Khatun   Ban      633      18.08   4.88     717 v Ire at Sylhet 2014

  19       (+2)      Anam Amin       Pak      621      19.84   5.14     717 v Ban at Delhi 2016

  20=     (+4)      Afy Fletcher      Win      620      20.57   5.82     639 v Ban at Guyana 2018

            (+6)      D. van Niekerk  SA        620      20.63   5.46     642 v Eng at Paarl 2016

All-rounders (top five)

Rank    (+/-)      Player              Team      Pts      Highest Rating

   1        (+1)      Deandra Dottin  Win      424!     424 v Pak at Karachi 2019

   2        (-1)       Stafanie Taylor  Win      387      519 v SL at Bridgetown 2012

   3        (+2)      D. van Niekerk  SA        385      388 v SL at Johannesburg 2019

   4        (+1)      Sophie Devine   NZ        378!     378 v Ind at Hamilton 2019

   5        (-2)       Ellyse Perry      Aus      369      382 v NZ at Nagpur 2016

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