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Wolvaardt, Nashra move up in rankings after South Africa-Pakistan series

Wolvaardt scored an unbeaten 54 to finish the job for South Africa
South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt and Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Nashra Sandhu have made noteworthy gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings after their ICC Women’s Championship series ended in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

• Sana attains career-high rating points on way to becoming most successful ODI spinner

• Images from the series are available on the Online Media Zone for free editorial use

The drawn verdict, a consequence of a thrilling tie in the final match in Benoni, resulted in both teams overtaking New Zealand in the points table with South Africa now in fourth position with 16 points from 15 matches and Pakistan on 15 from as many matches.

New Zealand are sixth with 14 from 15 matches in the eight-team championship that provides direct qualification berths to them as hosts and four other teams in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021. Australia have already ensured a berth as they are on 22 points from 12 matches while England (18 from 15) and India (16 from 15) are in second and third positions.

Wolvaardt, who topped the series with 134 runs, has moved up three spots to reach 15th position in the list for batters. Nashra has moved up five positions to 21st among bowlers after grabbing two for eight in Pakistan’s eight-wicket win in the first match in Potchefstroom.

Wolvaardt, who topped the series with 134 runs, has moved up three spots to reach 15th position
Wolvaardt, who topped the series with 134 runs, has moved up three spots to reach 15th position

There were no changes in the top 10 of the list for batters and bowlers but former captain Sana Mir briefly attained a career-best rating points of 729 after the first match, in which she produced a player of the match effort of four for 11. Sana, who is the leading wicket-taker in this edition of the championship with 35 scalps, is now also the most successful spinner in ODIs with 147 wickets, one more than the mark of 146 shared by West Indies’ Anisa Mohammed and retired Australian Lisa Sthalekar.

Among batters, Javeria Khan has moved up two places to 22nd after scoring 128 runs in the series and her Pakistan team-mate Aliya Riaz’s 71 in the final match has helped her move up 25 places to 80th position. South Africa captain Sune Luus’s knock of 80 in the final match and 101 runs in the series have lifted her 10 slots to 35th position.

In the list for bowlers, Nida Dar (up four places to 35th) and Aliya Riaz (up 16 places to 79th) are the others to gain in the latest update for Pakistan, while Masabata Klaas (up five places to 41st) and Chloe Tryon (up three places to 54th) have advanced for South Africa.

Some Highlights of the ODI Rankings:

Batting

• Laura Wolvaardt (SA) up three places to 15th
• Javeria Khan (Pak) up two places to 22nd
• Sune Luus (SA) up 10 places to 35th
• Aliya Riaz (Pak) up 25 places to 80th
• Nashra Sandhu (Pak) up 10 places to 83rd
• Tumi Sekhukhune (SA) up 13 places to 123rd
• Umaima Sohail (Pak) up 27 places to 139th

Bowling

• Nashra Sandhu (Pak) up five places to 21st
• Nida Dar (Pak) up four places to 35th
• Masabata Klaas (SA) up five places to 41st
• Chloe Tryon (SA) up three places to 54th
• Tumi Sekhukhune (SA) up 10 places to 60th
• Aliya Riaz (Pak) up 16 places to 79th
• Umaima Sohail (Pak) up 17 places to 106th

ICC Women’s Championship results, statistics, points standings and fixtures are available here

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings (as of 13 May, 2019)

Batters (top 10)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Highest Rating

1

( - )

S Mandhana

India

802!

42.41

802 v Eng at Mumbai 2019

2

( - )

Ellyse Perry

Aus

761

51.84

778 v India at Vadodara 2018

3

( - )

A Satterthwaite

NZ

759

38.98

782 v Aus at Bay Oval 2017

4

( - )

Mithali Raj

India

717

51.29

881 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004

5

( - )

Stafanie Taylor

WI

699

43.96

790 v India at St Kitts (WP) 2012

6

( - )

Meg Lanning

Aus

695

51.14

879 v NZ at Bay Oval 2016

7

( - )

Natalie Sciver

Eng

692

38.92

716 v India at Mumbai 2019

8

( - )

T Beaumont

Eng

688

40.53

709 v NZ at Leicester 2018

9=

( - )

Suzie Bates

NZ

683

42.64

801 v Aus at Bay Oval 2016

 

( - )

Sophie Devine

NZ

683!

32.17

683 v Aus at Melbourne 2019

 

Bowlers (top 10)

 

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Avge

Eco

Highest Rating

1

( - )

J Goswami

India

731

21.34

3.25

816 v Eng at Chennai 2007

2

( - )

Jess Jonassen

Aus

726

22.05

4.17

732 v NZ at Adelaide 2019

3

( - )

Sana Mir

Pak

714

24.34

3.68

729 v SA at Potchefstroom 2019

4

( - )

Megan Schutt

Aus

691

23.69

4.39

722 v Pak at Kuala Lumpur 2018

5

( - )

Shikha Pandey

India

690*!

20.5

3.9

690 v Eng at Mumbai 2019

6

( - )

M Kapp

SA

676

23.97

3.7

v India at Potchefstroom 2017

7

( - )

S Ismail

SA

668

20.66

3.6

700 v Eng at Worcester 2018

8

( - )

K Brunt

Eng

659

23.06

3.48

812 v India at Mumbai 2013

9=

( - )

Ellyse Perry

Aus

658

26.12

4.37

740 v India at Mumbai 2012

 

( - )

Poonam Yadav

India

658*!

21.09

3.8

658 v Eng at Mumbai 2019

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank

(+/-)

Player

Team

Pts

Highest Rating

1

( - )

Ellyse Perry

Aus

500

509 v India at Hobart 2016

2

( - )

S Taylor

WI

418

605 v NZ at Kingston 2013

3

( - )

Deepti Sharma

India

394

403 v NZ at Hamilton 2019

4

( - )

D van Niekerk

SA

345

422 v SL at Potchefstroom 2019

5

( - )

Natalie Sciver

Eng

310/*!

310 v SL at Katunayake 2019

 

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