ICC Women's ODI Rankings: Healy, Sciver gain big; Perry falters
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the updated ODI Rankings for Women cricketers post the ICC Women's World Cup final. Australia's Alyssa Healy has leapfrogged to the top spot in the rankings for batters. English pacer Anya Shrubsole has jumped to the 8th spot in the bowler rankings. Meanwhile, Aussie all-rounder Ellyse Perry has lost the top spot to Natalie Sciver.
- The rankings have been released two days since the conclusion of the Women's World Cup in New Zealand.
- It was arguably one of the most competitive editions of the tournament.
- Australia were crowned champions of the WWC for the seventh time.
- Meanwhile, there were some exuberant performances from the top players across the participating teams.
- That has resulted in a shift in the rankings.
Australia's Alyssa Healy and England's Natalie Sciver were two of the top-most performers in the Women's World Cup. Healy smashed 509 runs including 170 against England in the final. She was eventually adjudged as the Player of the Tournament. Meanwhile, Sciver amassed 436 runs and claimed four wickets. Healy rose by four positions while Sciver leaped by two positions in the rankings.
Healy (785) and Sciver (750) occupy the top two berths. Australia's Beth Mooney (748), Laura Wolvaardt (722), and Meg Lanning (710) have dropped positions to occupy the top five places. Rachael Haynes (710) has risen by a spot followed by Mithali Raj (686), Amy Satterthwaite (681), and Smriti Mandhana (669). Tammy Beaumont (659) has lost two spots to be seated 10th in the rankings.
Sophie Ecclestone (771) hasn't moved in the rankings. However, SA pacer Shabnim Ismail (732) has replaced Jess Jonassen (725) to occupy the second spot. Megan Schutt (722), Jhulan Goswami (663), Marizanne Kapp (662), and Ayabonga Khaka (635) have stayed still. English quick Anya Shrubsole (629) has jumped by six positions to occupy the eighth spot followed by Kate Cross (617) and Hayley Matthews (612).
Sciver (393) has now dethroned Aussie all-rounder Ellyse Perry (374) to occupy the top spot in the All-rounder's category. SA's Marizanne Kapp (359), Hayley Matthews (338), Amelia Kerr (335), and Ashleigh Gardner (269) fill the top six spots in the order. India's Deepti Sharma (249) occupies the seventh spot, followed by Jess Jonassen (245), Katherin Brunt (221), and Jhulan Goswami (217).