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Pakistan and Sri Lanka aiming for ICC Women’s Championship points

Sri Lanka could climb into top three with series victory

Pakistan and Sri Lanka aiming for ICC Women’s Championship points
 - Cricket News
Nain Abidi of Pakistan in action.
Pakistan will host Sri Lanka in round two of the ICC Women’s Championship in a three-ODI series that starts in Sharjah on Friday, as both sides bid to gain some ground on early pace-setter Australia.
 
Host Pakistan, currently sitting seventh in the table after losing its first round clash to Australia 3-0 back in August, is likely to call upon 15th placed Javeria Khan, who is the highest ranked batter on either side in the Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for Batters. Also expected to be seen in action is Nain Abidi (41st) and Nida Dar (60th). Sri Lanka’s highest ranked batter is Shashikala Siriwardene, who is currently in 50th place.
 
In the Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for Bowlers, Pakistan bowler Sana Mir is the solitary player on either side in the top 10 and currently sits in seventh place, 26 points behind West Indies’ left arm bowler Shanel Daley. Sri Lanka’s Siriwardene, who featured in her side’s opening round 1-1 draw against South Africa in Colombo in October, currently lies in 19th position on 488 points, with Pakistan’s Qanita Jalil, a further place – and two points behind in 20th, while her team-mate Sadia Yousuf is in 21st position. Udeshika Prabodhani (46th) is the second Sri Lanka bowler inside the top 50 heading into the series.
 
West Indies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor is in pole position in the Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for All-roundersand holds a commanding lead over second placed Australian Ellyse Perry.
 
A series victory for Sri Lanka would see it climb into the top three, above fourth placed England and third placed West Indies.
 
Looking ahead to the three-match ODI series, Pakistan captain Sana Mir said: “The ICC Women’s Championship is a great initiative for women’s cricket. It has given us more opportunity to express ourselves on a regular basis as cricketers. Our series with Sri Lanka is evenly placed as the venue is new to both sides and both teams have had very close games in the last couple of years. I am happy with the development of my team and the individual players and we are eager to improve our performances, both individually and collectively, and collect as many points as possible from the second round of the Championship.”
 
Sri Lanka captain Chamari Atapaththu said: “Preparations have gone well in the build up to this series and we are prepared to face an improving Pakistan side in Sharjah. This is a great opportunity for lower ranked teams to play against the top ranked teams and we know that this experience will also help our players develop their skills. It also enables us to promote women’s cricket around the world. Hopefully the ICC Women’s Championship will continue to grow and generate immense success.”
 
The three ODI matches will take place in Sharjah on 9, 11 and 13 January as part of the seven-round ICC Women’s Championship, which is a qualifying tournament for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.
 
Squads
 
Pakistan (from): Sana Mir (Captain), Nain Abidi, Nida Dar, Kainat Imtiaz, Asmavia Iqbal, Marina Iqbal, Qanita Jalil, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Nahida Khan, Sania Khan, Bismah Maroof, Sidra Nawaz (wicketkeeper), Naila Nazir, Sumaiya Siddiqui, Sadia Yousaf

Sri Lanka (from): Chamari Athapaththu (Captain), Chathurani Gunewardena, Ama Kanchana, Sugandhika Kumari, Eshani Lokusuriya, Lasanthi Madushani, Dilani Manodara, Hasini Perera, Chamari Polgampola, Udeshika Prabodhini, Inoka Ranaweera, Maduri Samuddika, H.A.S.D. Siriwardene, Prasadini Weerakkody (wicketkeeper), Sripalee Weerakkody 

Forthcoming Fixtures

Pakistan v Sri Lanka
9 Jan – First ODI, Sharjah
11 Jan – Second ODI, Sharjah
13 Jan – Third ODI, Sharjah
Points table:
 
Teams P W L Tie N/R Points NRR
Australia 6 6 0 0 0 12 0.952
South Africa 6 3 2 0 1 7 0.334
West Indies 6 3 3 0 0 6 0.584
England 3 2 0 0 1 5 0.686
India 6 1 4 0 1 3 -0.371
Sri Lanka 3 1 1 0 1 3 -0.583
Pakistan 3 0 3 0 0 0 -1.357
New Zealand 3 0 3 0 0 0 -1.712
 
Note – two points for a win, no point for a loss and one point for a no-result
ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings:
 
The ICC Women's Championship is being contested by the following eight teams who have been seeded according to their rankings following the ICC Women’s World Cup India 2013:
1.     Australia
2.     West Indies
3.     England
4.     New Zealand
5.     Sri Lanka
6.     South Africa
7.     India
8.     Pakistan
 
Following the completion of the round-robin matches, the final standings of the points table will represent each team’s final event ranking, and the top four teams will automatically qualify for the ICC WWC 2017.

Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings on ODIs (as on 7 January ahead of Pakistan-Sri Lanka):  
Batting
 
Rank     Player                 Team     Points         Avge         Highest Ranking
   1           Meg Lanning        Aus         727*!    45.64     727 v WI at Bowral 2014
   2           C. Edwards           Eng         723!       38.07     723 v Ind at Scarborough 2014
   3           Sarah Taylor        Eng         707        39.71     803 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009
   4           Mithali Raj           Ind          680        48.88     839 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004
   5           H. Kaur                  Ind          678*!    36.38     678 v SA at Bangalore 2014
   6           Stafanie Taylor    WI          675        43.14     765 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012
   7           Suzie Bates           NZ          651        37.20     734 v WI at Kingston 2013
   8           Deandra Dottin    WI          594        26.98     650 v NZ at Kingston 2013
   9           Jessica Cameron  Aus         580        37.63     660 v Pak at Brisbane 2014
  10         Alex Blackwell     Aus         561        33.16     683 v Ind at Canberra 2008
Selected Rankings:
 
Rank      Player                 Team     Points        Avge         Highest Ranking
15           Javeria Khan        Pak         532        26.23     544 v SA at Doha 2014
41           Nain Abidi             Pak         353        19.64     459 v Ire at Dublin 2012
50           H.A.S.D.Si'dene    SL           324        19.09     497 v Pak at Canberra 2009
60           Nida Dar                Pak         272*      13.47     290 v Aus at Brisbane 2014
64           Asmavia Iqbal     Pak         258        12.90     277 v Ban at Dublin 2012
67           S. Weerakkody    SL           251        12.29     302 v WI at Dambulla 2013
74           Qanita Jalil            Pak         235        8.90       275 v Ind at Cuttack 2013
75           Sadia Yousuf       Pak         233*      3.16       247 v SA at Doha 2014

Bowling
Rank      Player                 Team   Points  Average  Economy     Highest Ranking
   1           Stafanie Taylor    WI          711        17.44     3.04       768 v NZ at Kingston 2013
   2           Jenny Gunn          Eng         693!       27.00     3.73       693 v Ind at Scarborough 2014
   3           Jhulan Goswami  Ind          676        21.05     3.19       796 v Eng at Chennai 2007
   4           A. Mohammed    WI          655        17.66     3.28       704 v Aus at Sydney 2014
   5           Katherine Brunt   Eng         653        21.52     3.29       796 v Ind at Mumbai 2013
   6           Shanel Daley        WI          616        22.09     3.33       664 v NZ at St Kitts (WP) 2014
   7           Sana Mir               Pak         590        23.84     3.46       598 v Aus at Brisbane 2014
   8           D. van Niekerk     SA           578*      15.48     3.27       583 v Ind at Bangalore 2014
   9           Erin Osborne         Aus         564        25.82     3.98       581 v Eng at Melbourne 2014
  10         Shibnam Ismail   SA           560*      18.61     3.49       595 v SL at Colombo (SSC) 2014

Selected Rankings:
 19          H.A.S.D.Siridene  SL           488        24.04     3.69       535 v Eng at Colombo (NCC) 2010
  20         Qanita Jalil            Pak         486*      28.62     3.96       493 v Aus at Brisbane 2014
  21         Sadia Yousuf       Pak         460*      17.37     3.16       524 v Ire at Doha 2014
  24         Asmavia Iqbal     Pak         446!       31.97     4.13       446 v Aus at Brisbane 2014
  32         Nida Dar                Pak         403*      18.32     3.59       463 v Ban at Cox's Bazar 2014
  46         U. Prabodhani      SL           315*      44.46     3.78       326 v SA at Potchefstroom 2013
  52         Bismah Maroof   Pak         261*!    22.83     3.61       261 v Aus at Brisbane 2014
  58         M. Samuddika     SL           240*!    29.20     3.65       240 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2014
  60         S. Siddiqui             Pak         239*      30.60     3.32       259 v Ban at Cox's Bazar 2014
  63         I. Ranaweera        SL           232*!    32.70     4.36       232 v SA at Colombo (SSC) 2014

All-rounders
 
Rank      Player                   Team     Points                    Highest Ranking
   1           Stafanie Taylor    WI          480                        560 v NZ at Kingston 2013
   2           Ellyse Perry           Aus         296!                       296 v WI at Bowral 2014
   3           M. Kapp                SA           269*/*                  273 v Ind at Bangalore 2014
   4           D. van Niekerk     SA           258*/*!                 258 v Ind at Bangalore 2014
   5           J. Goswami           Ind          233                        245 v Aus at Ahmedabad 2012
 

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