- 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)
|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
|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)
|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
|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)
|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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