South Africa star closes in on top ranking position

Fresh from helping South Africa to a historic first ODI victory over Australia, Marizanne Kapp has made a massive jump up the updated player rankings.

Experienced South Africa quick Marizanne Kapp has been rewarded for her excellent recent form by climbing up the latest ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings.

Kapp produced a Player of the Match performance when scoring 75 and collecting figures of 3/12 during the second match of the Proteas' three-game ODI series against Australia and the 34-year-old improved her rating on the list for batters, bowlers, and all-rounders as a result.

It's the rankings for ODI bowlers that Kapp makes the biggest jump, with the right-armer jumping seven places to second behind England's Sophie Ecclestone courtesy of her four wickets for the series that came at an average of just 10 and a miserly economy rate of 2.85.

Australia seamer Megan Schutt drops one spot to third as a result of Kapp's sudden rise, while teammate Alana King improves one place to 13th on the list for ODI bowlers after she finished the series as the leading wicket-taker with seven South African scalps.

Seamer Kim Garth collected six wickets and rose to a new career-high rating and 10 places to equal 28th, while South Africa trio Masabata Klaas (up two places to 24th), Chloe Tryon (up seven spots to 43rd) and Eliz-Mari Marx (up 45 rungs to equal 75th) also make eye-catching jumps.

England star Nat Sciver-Brunt maintains her place at the top of the ODI rankings for batters, with Australia's Beth Mooney staying in third place after she led the run-scoring charts for the series against South Africa with a total of 134 runs.

South Africa captain Laura Wolvaardt drops two places to sixth, but there is better news for teammates Tryon (up one place to 20th) and Anneke Bosch (up 13 spots to 68th).

Kapp maintains eighth place on the list for ODI batters and increases her lead at the top of the all-rounder ranks, with Tryon also moving inside the top 10 for all-rounders after a two-spot jump.

There is also some joy on the ODI all-rounder rankings for a trio of Australia stars, with King (up four places to 19th), Tahlia McGrath (up five spots to 21st) and Garth (up eight places to equal 36th).

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