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Stars return to action with top women's T20I rankings at stake

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Leading players of the world will return to action for the first time since the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, as two high profile series get underway in different parts of the world.
  • Focus on the likes of Mooney, Bates, Ecclestone and Schutt as players feature in two series in different parts of the world

Australia, who retained the title on International Women’s Day with a record 86,174 spectators watching the final against India at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, will take on trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in a three-match series from next Saturday.

However, the action kicks off before that, with reigning 50-over World champions England playing former T20 World champions West Indies in a five-match series at home from Monday as the sides try to put behind their disappointments in Australia.

England had failed to make the final as rain washed out their semifinal against India, who advanced due to a better finish in the league phase, while 2016 champions West Indies could only notch a solitary win over first-time entrants Thailand.

The series in Brisbane will see Beth Mooney try to hold on to the top batting spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings which she grabbed with a player of the tournament performance at the T20 World Cup, while former New Zealand captain Suzie Bates will look to recapture the top position with just 12 rating points separating the two.

New Zealand captain Sophie Devine and the Aussie pair of Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning occupy the positions from four to six, while West Indian captain Stafanie Taylor (eighth) and England star Natalie Sciver (10th) are the top-ranked players from their sides. Devine also enjoys a healthy lead at the top of the all-rounders’ list.

The story is not much different in the bowlers’ rankings as England’s left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone will try to ward off challenge from Australia’s Megan Schutt, a formerly top-ranked player who will be doing her best in the other series.

Amelia Kerr (fourth) of New Zealand and Hayley Matthews (24th) of the West Indies are the top ranked players from their sides, again featuring in different series.

The upcoming spell of T20Is could also impact the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings. Though top-ranked Australia will retain their top spot irrespective of the outcomes of these two series, second-ranked England can be overtaken by New Zealand.

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 19 Sep 2020)

Batters (top 10)

Rank

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

S/R

Highest rating

   1

Beth Mooney

Aus

 762

38.21

123

766 v India at Mumbai 2018

   2

Suzie Bates

NZ

 750

30.30

112

770 v Pak at Guyana 2018

   3

Shafali Verma

India

 744

27.05

146

761 v SL at Melbourne 2020

   4

Sophie Devine

NZ

 742

31.36

127

749 v SL at Perth 2020

   5

Alyssa Healy

Aus

 714

25.43

132

717 v SL at Sydney 2019

   6

Meg Lanning

Aus

 712

36.20

117

785 v WI at Melbourne 2014

   7

Smriti Mandhana

India

 694

25.23

119

732 v Aus at Melbourne 2020

   8

Stafanie Taylor

WI

 661

36.39

104

836 v NZ at St Lucia 2010

   9

Jemimah Rodrigues

India

 643

26.57

111

753 v NZ at Auckland 2019

  10

Natalie Sciver

Eng

 636!

25.90

112

636 v WI at Sydney 2020

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

S/R

Highest rating

  15

Heather Knight

Eng

 590

22.78

119

593 v Pak at Canberra 2020

  17

Danielle Wyatt

Eng

 576

20.10

123

610 v WI at Northampton 2019

  20

Deandra Dottin

WI

 555

25.86

127

735 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013

  24=

Hayley Matthews

WI

 529

19.75

109

623 v Ire at Dublin 2019

  

Ashleigh Gardner

Aus

 529

20.87

128

559 v India at Sydney 2020

  27

Tammy Beaumont

Eng

 523

22.14

108

551 v Aus at Canberra 2020

 

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

   1

Sophie Ecclestone

Eng

779!

15.32

6.00

779 v WI at Sydney 2020

   2

Megan Schutt

Aus

763

15.17

5.97

806 v Pak at Guyana 2018

   3

Shabnim Ismail

SA

743

18.65

5.73

751 v India at Surat 2019

   4

Amelia Kerr

NZ

740!

19.52

5.68

740 v Aus at Melbourne 2020

   5

Jess Jonassen

Aus

728!

20.08

5.43

728 v India at Melbourne 2020

   6

Deepti Sharma

India

716

19.37

5.95

746 v WI at Guyana 2019

   7

Radha Yadav

India

704

16.36

6.29

769 v WI at Guyana 2019

   8

Poonam Yadav

India

698

14.38

5.64

733 v Ire at Guyana 2018

   9

Ellyse Perry

Aus

674

19.38

5.86

767 v NZ at Nelson 2010

10

Leigh Kasperek

NZ

670

13.64

6.14

717 v Ire at Dublin 2018

 

Other selected rankings

Rank

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

 13=

Lea Tahuhu

NZ

 635

21.20

5.90

680 v SA at Hamilton 2020

 16=

Anya Shrubsole

Eng 612

14.68

5.90

755 v WI at Dharamsala 2016

 

Sophie Molineux

Aus  612 

19.61

 

6.01

672 v Eng at Hove 2019

 18

Georgia Wareham

 Aus 611* 

13.50

5.70

671 v NZ at Melbourne 2020

 22 

Sarah Glenn

Eng   587*!

12.93

5.24

587 v WI at Sydney 2020

 23

Katherine Brunt

Eng

 583

19.83

5.53

755 v SA at St Kitts (WP) 2010

 24

Hayley Matthews

WI

576

18.26

5.84

709 v SA at Trinidad 2018

 30

Natalie Sciver

Eng

550

19.50

6.38

559 v Tha at Canberra 2020

 

All-rounders (top five) 

Rank

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

Sophie Devine

  NZ

398

405 v Ban at Melbourne 2020

2

Ellyse Perry

  Aus

363

421 v India at Canberra 2020

3

Natalie Sciver

  Eng

349!

349 v WI at Sydney 2020

4

Hayley Matthews

  WI

304

403 v NZ at Bay Oval 2018

5

Deepti Sharma

  India

302*/!

302 v Aus at Melbourne 2020

 

*Indicates provisional rating;! indicates career-highest rating

 
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