Ashleigh Gardner Makes Significant Strides in ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings

Ashleigh Gardner Skyrockets in ICC Women's ODI Rankings!

Ashleigh Gardner Makes Significant Strides in ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings

Australian all-rounder, Ashleigh Gardner, has made impressive strides in all three categories of the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings. This follows her outstanding performance with both bat and ball in the first two matches of the ICC Women’s Championship series against Bangladesh in Mirpur.

Gardner, who scored 52 runs and took five wickets in the two matches, has climbed five spots to 17th in the batting rankings. She has also broken into the top five in the bowling rankings and ascended from sixth to second position in the all-rounders’ rankings.

Other notable advancements include fast bowler Megan Schutt moving up to second position among bowlers, and left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux re-entering the bowling rankings at joint-69th position. This follows her match-winning three-wicket haul in the second ODI. Alana King has also climbed 19 spots to 58th among batters after scoring an unbeaten 46 in the first match.

Annabel Sutherland and Ellyse Perry have also made gains in the latest weekly update, moving up five places to 38th among batters and six places to joint-52nd among bowlers respectively.

Bangladesh’s left-arm spinner Nahida Akter has entered the top 10 for the first time after returning figures of two for 27 in the first match. Her previous best was 12th position, which she achieved in December last year. Nahida is currently ranked 25th in T20Is, but had a career-high third position in July 2018.

Off-spinner Sultana Khatun has climbed six places to be joint-52nd with Perry after taking three wickets in the two matches.

Australia’s two victories have solidified their position at the top of the Women’s Championship points table. They now have 26 points from 17 matches, while South Africa is second with 20 points from 15 matches. The full standings are available here.

In the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings, England captain Heather Knight has moved up five slots to 23rd position among batters after scoring 129 runs in the first three matches of the ongoing series against New Zealand, which England lead 2-1.

Maia Bouchier’s 126 runs in the three matches have lifted her 43 places to 53rd position, while New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr has moved up three places to 11th.

In the bowling rankings, Sarah Glenn, Charlotte Dean, and Lauren Bell have all made progress, moving up two places to second, eight places to 11th, and 15 places to 18th respectively.

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