Marizanne Kapp Climbs to Second in ICC Women’s ODI Bowling Rankings
South African all-rounder, Marizanne Kapp, has ascended seven spots to claim the second position in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for bowlers. This leap follows her impressive performance in the ICC Women’s Championship series against Australia, where she also improved her standing in the batting and all-rounder lists.
Formerly the top-ranked bowler, Kapp seized four wickets in the final two ODIs of the three-match series, securing her position just behind England’s spinner, Sophie Ecclestone.
Kapp’s stellar all-round performance, which included scoring 75 and taking three wickets for 12 runs in the second match in North Sydney, not only led South Africa to their first-ever ODI victory over Australia but also helped her maintain her eighth position in batting and strengthen her top ranking among all-rounders. Her points tally increased from 658 to 668 in the batting rankings and from 388 to 452 in the all-rounders’ rankings.
Another South African all-rounder, Chloe Tryon, also made gains in the latest weekly rankings update. She moved up one place to 20th among batters, advanced seven places to 43rd among bowlers, and broke into the top 10 for all-rounders for the first time, following her valuable contributions in the two matches.
Other players who improved their rankings include Anneke Bosche, who moved up 13 places to 68th among batters, and Masabata Klaas, who climbed two places to 24th among bowlers.
Australia also saw several players ascend in the rankings after securing a 2-1 series win and finishing at the top of the ICC Women’s Championship table.
All-rounder Tahlia McGrath, who was named Player of the Match in the final match after scoring 44 off 35 balls and taking three wickets for 23 runs, moved up four places to 30th among batters, five places to 60th among bowlers, and to 21st in the list of all-rounders. Alana King (77th in batting and 13th in bowling) and Kim Garth (96th in batting and 28th in bowling) also made significant strides.
In the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings, Thailand’s Naruemoi Chaiwai moved up two places to 44th position following her unbeaten 83 against Kuwait in the Asian Cricket Council Women’s Premier Cup. The UAE trio of Theertha Sathish (up one place to 57th), Kavisha Egodage (up three places to 62nd), and Esha Oza (up four places to 68th) also climbed the batting rankings.
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