Devine and Jones Soar in ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings

Devine & Jones Skyrocket to Top of ICC Women's ODI Rankings!

Devine and Jones Soar in ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings

Following the conclusion of their ICC Women’s Championship series, New Zealand captain Sophie Devine and England’s wicketkeeper-batter Amy Jones have made significant strides in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings. England emerged victorious in the series with a 2-1 win.

Despite missing the fifth match of the preceding T20I series and the first two matches of the ODI series due to a quad strain, Devine delivered a stellar performance in the final match. Her unbeaten 100 off 93 balls propelled her from the 20th to a career-best-equaling 10th position in the batting rankings.

Jones, on the other hand, scored 48 and 50 in the last two matches of the series held in Hamilton. These performances contributed to her advancement by five slots, achieving a career-best 12th position in the latest weekly update to the women’s rankings.

Other players to make notable progress in the batting rankings include New Zealand’s Brooke Halliday (up nine places to 43rd) and England’s Maia Bouchier (up 19 places to 71st).

In the bowling rankings, England’s new-ball bowler Kate Cross has moved up one place to third, while New Zealand’s leg-spinning all-rounder Amelia Kerr has climbed four places to the 10th position. Amelia’s sister, Jess Kerr, has also made significant strides, with her five wickets in two matches lifting her from 16th to 12th position.

Following their four-wicket hauls in the two matches, Nat Sciver-Brunt (up nine places to 17th) and Hannah Rowe (up three places to 21st) have also moved up in the rankings. Sciver-Brunt and Amelia have additionally ascended to second and third positions in the all-rounders’ list.

In the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings, Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu has moved up two places to seventh position following her match-winning 73 off 46 balls against South Africa, securing their series 2-1.

Harshitha Samarawickrama’s unbeaten 54 has propelled her two slots up to the 18th position, while spinners Sugandika Kumari and Inoshi Fernando have also made gains in the bowling rankings.

South Africa’s Anneke Bosch (up one place to 16th among batters) and Nadine de Klerk (53rd among batters and 38th among bowlers) are the primary gainers for their team.

Australia’s clean sweep over Bangladesh in a 3-0 victory, which included two matches over the past week, is reflected in the rankings. Grace Harris has moved up 15 places to 40th among batters, while Ashleigh Gardner and Annabel Sutherland have each climbed two places to 17th and 22nd positions in the bowling rankings, respectively.

Other notable advancements in the rankings include Tanya Ruma of Papua New Guinea (up three places to 29th) and Zimbabwe captain Chipo-Mugeri Tiripano (up seven places to 47th) among batters, and Bangladesh’s Rabeya Khan (up five places to 16th) and Nahida Akter (up two places to 24th) among bowlers.

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