RCI St. Lucia
posted on May 22, 2015 13:16
India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami reclaims No.1 ranking after Stafanie Taylor drops to fourth.
West Indies has moved up two places to third place in the ICC Women’s Championship after defeating Sri Lanka 2-1 in the third round clash, which concluded in Colombo on Wednesday.
The ICC Women’s Championship is a qualifying tournament for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and is being participated by Australia, England, India, New Zealand Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
The top four sides from the ICC Women’s Championship will automatic qualification for the event proper to be staged in England, while the bottom four sides will get a final chance of qualification through the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in 2017.
in the latest Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for Batters, West Indies’ Taylor has dropped one place to seventh, while Sri Lanka’s Chamari Jayangani has tumbled four places to 13th. A number of players have made upwards movement though; Kycia Knight to 28th (up three places), H.A.S.D. Siriwardene to 42nd (up seven places), Prasadani Weerakkody to 71st (up 13) and West Indies’ Britney Cooper to a career high 95th (up 15 places).
However, the biggest movers from either camp were Sri Lanka duo Dilani Surangika in 51st spot (up eight places) and Prasadani Weerakkody (up 18 places to a career high 85th), while there were also significant advances for Pakistan duo Sana Mir (up 13 places to 63rd) and Marina Iqbal (up 22 places to 72nd).
In the Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for Bowlers, Taylor has dropped three places to fourth, while her team-mate Anisa Mohammed has moved up to second place on 672 points, four points adrift of India’s Jhulan Goswami who now holds top spot.
There were also career high rankings for Sri Lanka duo Maduri Samuddika and Inoka Ranaweera (up 11 places to 43rd and up five places to 47th, respectively) as well as West Indies' Hayley Matthews (up 24 places to 58th).