West Indies skipper claims top ODI ranking after superb series

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West Indies captain and 100% Cricket Superstar Hayley Matthews has been rewarded for her excellent recent form by claiming the No.1 spot on the latest MRF Tyres ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings for all-rounders.

Matthews dominated with bat and ball during West Indies' recently completed three-game ODI series at home against New Zealand and she made a huge jump on the updated list for ODI all-rounders.

The talented 24-year-old finished as West Indies' leading run-scorer for the series with 88 runs and the joint highest wicket-taker with five important scalps at an average just over 16.

That helped Matthews rise three spots to first with a career high rating of 380 points on the latest ODI rankings for all-rounders, with the right-hander moving ahead of Australia's Ellyse Perry, England's Nat Sciver and South Africa's Marizanne Kapp to claim the top billing.

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New Zealand's Amelia Kerr also jumped a place to fourth overall on the list of all-rounders, after she finished that series against the West Indies as the leading run-scorer (98 runs) for both sides.

Both Kerr and Matthews made good ground on the updated rankings for bowlers, with the Kiwi jumping four spots to 11th and the West Indian up two places to sixth.

England spinner Sophie Ecclestone maintains her lead at the top of the ODI bowler rankings despite just three wickets during the series against India, but a host of her team-mates made eye-catching moves.

Right-arm seamer Kate Cross picked up seven wickets during that series and moves up three spots to seventh on the list for bowlers, while compatriot Charlie Dean rises 13 places to 19th overall on the all-rounder rankings.

India clinched a 3-0 series sweep against England, with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (221 runs), left-hander Smriti Mandhana (181 runs) and pacer Renuka Singh (eight wickets) among the players to perform well.

Kaur jumps four spots to fifth overall on the latest batter rankings, while Mandhana improves one place to sixth.

Renuka Singh rises 35 places to 35th on the bowler rankings, while retiring team-mate Jhulan Goswami finishes her glittering international career in fifth place on the same list.

While there was minimal change inside the top 10 on the updated T20I rankings, a host of players did make some ground following the thrilling finale to the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 tournament in Abu Dhabi.

Bangladesh and Ireland were the two teams that met in the final and clinched a spot at next year's event in South Africa, with the Asian side clinching a narrow seven-run victory in the decider.

But it was a Thailand duo that caught the eye on the rankings update, with right-hander Natthakan Chantham (144 runs) moving up two places to 14th on the list for batters and veteran spinner Nattaya Boochatham (eight wickets) jumping one spot to 14th for bowlers.

Zimbabwe batter Sharne Mayers improved 18 spots to 21st on the list for batters following her 137 runs at the tournament, while Scotland skipper Kathryn Bryce moves up one spot to seventh on the list for all-rounders after contributing a team-best 153 runs at the event.


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