ICC Women’s Rankings Update: England, New Zealand Players Make Significant Strides

ICC Women's Rankings Shakeup: England

ICC Women’s Rankings Update: England, New Zealand Players Make Significant Strides

England concluded their New Zealand tour with a 2-1 series victory in the ODIs, following their T20I series triumph. The first two games were comfortably won by England, with New Zealand claiming the final game to end the series on a high note.

Standout performers from the series have made significant progress in the Women’s Player Rankings.

Women’s ODI Batting Rankings

Sophie Devine of New Zealand made a remarkable leap in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings. Her unbeaten century in the third ODI propelled her 10 places up, landing her in the top 10. Despite missing the last two T20I games and the first two ODI matches, Devine’s performance helped New Zealand chase down a 195-run target in 39 overs.

Sophie Devine’s 8th ODI hundred led the White Ferns to a comfortable win in the final ODI.

England’s Amy Jones, who played pivotal roles in the series, climbed five places to reach the 12th spot. She was also named Player of the Series and was the leading run-scorer with 190 runs.

Women’s ODI Bowling Rankings

Kate Cross of England moved up one place to the third position in the ODI Bowling Rankings, closely following Australia’s Megan Schutt, after a consistent performance in New Zealand.

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New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr and Jess Kerr each climbed four spots to finish at the 10th and 12th position respectively in the rankings. Amelia claimed five wickets while Jess took seven English wickets in the ODI series.

Women’s ODI All-rounder Rankings

In the All-rounder Rankings, Amelia Kerr and England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt made gains, trailing only South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp. Amelia scored 69 runs and took five wickets, while Sciver-Brunt contributed 41 runs and claimed five wickets.

Suzie Bates, with three wickets and 84 runs in the ODI series, leaped 15 spots to reach the 33rd place.

The T20I series between South Africa and Sri Lanka, as well as Bangladesh and Australia, concluded last week.

Sri Lanka made history by claiming their first women’s T20I series win over South Africa in East London. The series victories for Australia and Sri Lanka were led by their captains Alyssa Healy and Chamari Athapaththu, who also made gains in the Batting Rankings.

Women’s T20I Batting Rankings

Healy, who scored 110 runs in the T20I series and was dismissed only once, moved up a place in the rankings. Athapaththu played a key role in the series decider against South Africa, scoring 73 from just 46 balls to secure a historic series win. This performance helped her climb two spots to the joint-seventh place alongside Suzie Bates.

Women’s T20I Bowling Rankings

Rabeya Khan of Bangladesh and Australia’s Ash Gardner made significant strides in the bowler’s rankings, moving up five and two spots respectively. Gardner finished the tour as the highest wicket-taker with 8 wickets.

Women’s T20I All-rounder Rankings

South Africa’s Nadine de Klerk broke into the top 10 of the ICC Women’s T20I All-rounder Rankings, thanks to her 61 runs and four wickets against Sri Lanka.