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Ismail moves to second place in Women's T20I Rankings

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South Africa fast bowler Shabnim Ismail has overtaken Megan Schutt of Australia to second place in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings after playing an important part in a 2-1 series win over Pakistan.
  • Anam, Ayesha, Brits and Kapp also advance in Thursday’s update after South Africa-Pakistan series played in Durban

Ismail, a formerly top-ranked bowler who is one of the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month awards for her performances during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa including a preceding three-match ODI series, finished with seven wickets in the T20Is, the highlight being a match-winning haul of five for 12 in the second match.

Marizanne Kapp, another nominee for the ICC Player of the Month awards that will be announced on Monday, has also moved up among bowlers, gaining 14 slots to reach 32nd position after grabbing four wickets in the series.

Laura Wolvaardt (up one place to 28th) and Tazmin Brits (up 52 places to 37th) have achieved career-bests in batting for South Africa while captain Sune Luus has moved up two places to 43rd position in Thursday’s rankings update.

For Pakistan, Ayesha Naseem has advanced a whopping 707 slots to reach 105th position after scoring 66 runs in the series and Kainat Imtiaz has moved up 161 places to 130th with 79 runs. Both have attained career best positions in the process.

Among bowlers, left-arm spinner Anam Amin has gained seven slots to re-enter the top 10 after finishing as the most successful from her team with four wickets in the series. Aiman Anwer’s three wickets have helped her move up from 62nd to 54th position.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings, South Africa and Pakistan have retained their fifth and seventh positions, respectively.

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 4 February 2021)

Batters (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average S/R Highest Rating
1 (-) Beth Mooney Australia 748 36.31 123 766 v India at Mumbai 2018
2 (-) Suzie Bates New Zealand 745 30.00 111 770 v Pak at Guyana 2018
3 (-) Shafali Verma India 744 27.05 146 761 v SL at Melbourne 2020
4 (-) Sophie Devine New Zealand 738 30.97 125 749 v SL at Perth 2020
5 (-) Meg Lanning Australia 712 36.18 116 784 v WI at Melbourne 2014
6 (-) Alyssa Healy Australia 705 25.08 132 717 v SL at Sydney 2019
7 (-) Smriti Mandhana India 693 25.23 119 732 v Aus at Melbourne 2020
8 (-) Stafanie Taylor West Indies 658 36.02 104 836 v NZ at St Lucia 2010
9 (-) Jemimah Rodrigues India 643 26.57 111 753 v NZ at Auckland 2019
10 (-) Natalie Sciver England 629 25.58 112 644 v WI at Derby 2020

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average S/R Highest Rating
28 (+1) Laura Wolvaardt South Africa 506 22.75 105 517 v Pak at Durban 2021
37 (+52) Tazmin Brits South Africa 447* 25.85 98 456 v Pak at Durban 2021
43 (+2) Sune Luus South Africa 423 20.32 109 431 v Eng at Taunton 2018
105 (+707) A Naseem Pakistan 210* 22.00 129 251 v SA at Durban 2021
130 (+161) Kainat Imtiaz Pakistan 175*! 15.00 85 175 v SA at Durban 2021

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Economy Highest Rating
1 (-) Sophie Ecclestone England 777 15.41 5.93 790 v WI at Derby 2020
2 (+1) Shabnim Ismail South Africa 764 18.00 5.71 773 v Pak at Durban 2021
3 (-1) Megan Schutt Australia 753 15.31 6.04 806 v Pak at Guyana 2018
4 (-) Amelia Kerr New Zealand 739 19.89 5.75 740 v Aus at Melbourne 2020
5 (-) Jess Jonassen Australia 730! 20.29 5.41 730 v NZ at Brisbane – AB 2020
6 (-) Deepti Sharma India 716 19.37 5.95 746 v WI at Guyana 2019
7 (-) Radha Yadav India 705 16.36 6.29 769 v WI at Guyana 2019
8 (-) Poonam Yadav India 698 14.38 5.64 733 v Ireland at Guyana 2018
9 (-) Sarah Glenn England 684* 12.63 5.34 705 v WI at Derby 2020
10 (+7) Anam Amin Pakistan 674 19.85 5.40 727 v Ban at Delhi 2016

 

Other selected rankings

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Average Economy Highest Rating
32 (+14) Marizanne Kapp South Africa 543 20.24 5.39 720 v Ire at Doha 2014
44 (+14) T Sekhukhune South Africa 484* 22.93 6.43 523 v India at Surat 2019
54 (+8) Aiman Anwer Pakistan 454 22.13 6.69 455 v SA at Durban 2021
80 (+5) Masabata Klaas South Africa 362 39.71 7.71 447 v Pak at Pretoria 2019

 

All-rounders (top five)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Highest Rating
1 (-) Sophie Devine New Zealand 415 425 v Aus at Brisbane – AB 2020
2 (-) Natalie Sciver England 350 379 v WI at Derby 2020
3 (-) Ellyse Perry Australia 321 421 v India at Canberra 2020
4= (-) Stafanie Taylor West Indies 302 524 v SL at Bridgetown 2012
  (-) Deepti Sharma India 302*/! 302 v Aus at Melbourne 2020

 

*indicates provisional rating;! indicates career-highest rating

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