Amelia Kerr

Amelia Kerr makes significant gains in ICC Women's ODI Rankings

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New Zealand's Amelia Kerr starred in New Zealand's 4-1 ODI series victory at home against India, which has seen her stocks rise in the MRF Tyres ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings.


Kerr starred with both the bat in the final two ODIs of the five-match series. In the fourth ODI, which was reduced to a 20-over contest, Kerr scored an unbeaten 68 in only 33 deliveries. In the fifth and final ODI, Kerr dropped anchor with the bat, scoring 68 in 75 balls. Her exploits with the bat has seen her jump up five spots to No.17 in the rankings chart for batters. 

Kerr also bowled chipped in with a few handy overs with the ball in the final two matches. In the fourth match, she returned with figures of 3/30 in 3.5 overs as New Zealand successfully defended a score of 191. In the fifth and final ODI, she registered figures of 1/55 in her 10 overs. 

This has seen her rise up to No.17 in the bowling charts, a gain of four positions. She has also broken into the top 5 of the all-rounders' chart, gaining two positions, to No.4. 

Her form will undoubtedly be a big plus for New Zealand, as the tournament hosts aim to clinch their second ICC Women's Cricket World Cup title, starting 4 March.

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In other notable movements, Amy Satterthwaite dropped down four positions in the batting rankings, down to No.7. She scored a 16-ball 32 in the fourth ODI and 21-ball 12 in the fifth and final contest. 

India's Harmanpreet Kaur also gained a spot, rising up to No.20 after scoring a 66-ball 63 in the fifth and final ODI to roar back into form. Her knock helped India win the last ODI by six wickets to avoid a series whitewash. 

Deepti Sharma also saw her position rise in the bowling charts, gaining one spot up to No.12. She returned with figures of 1/49 in four overs and 2/42 in 10 overs in the fourth and fifth ODIs respectively.  

Alyssa Healy continued at the top of the batting charts, while her Australian compatriots Jess Jonassen and Ellyse Perry maintained their status as the No.1-ranked bowler and all-rounder respectively. 

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