Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Australia retains top T20I ranking despite losing to newly crowned ICC Women’s World Twenty20 champions West Indies


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Australia retains top T20I ranking despite losing to newly crowned ICC Women's World Twenty20 champions West Indies

·         West Indies close in on fourth ranked India, No change in team rankings

·         Australia captain Meg Lanning  holds on to No.1 batting ranking, player of the final Hayley Matthews rewarded with a 26-place jump in batting rankings and  a 22-place move up in the all-rounder rankings

·         Megan Schutt storms into the top 10 of the bowlers rankings; Anisa Mohammed, Stafanie Taylor, Kristen Beams and Afy Fletcher rise significantly

Plenty to celebrate for the champion West Indies women's team after it pulled off a major upset to win the ICC Women's World Twenty20 India 2016 trophy, bringing to an end to Australia's bid to win a fourth straight title.

The victorious side has improved its numbers in the MRF Tyres ICC Women's Team Rankings moving up to 104 points, just three behind fourth-ranked India.

Australia has managed to keep its top rating, and is closely followed in second place by semi-finalist England which has dropped a point and is now five behind Australia. New Zealand has also gone down a point and at 115 is 13 behind the leader in third.

There are no changes in the bottom half, as South Africa, and Pakistan, Sri Lanka Bangladesh and Ireland have retained their sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th place respectively.

The player rankings have seen some significant changes with respect to the final four sides which featured in the semi-finals and final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 India 2016.

Australia captain Meg Lanning, who scored a half-century in the final, has kept her number-one batting ranking, while team-mate Elyse Villani, who also scored a half-century, has moved up three places to 13th.

Gains were recorded for Jess Jonassen, Danielle Wyatt and Merissa Aguilleira, each advancing a spot to 35th, 45th and 47th positions respectively.

Hayley Matthews (54th), who top scored in the final with 66, and was key in West Indies' successful run-chase against Australia, has earned a 26 place rise up the batters charts, and is now in striking distance of the top 50

The bowlers too had plenty to celebrate as the West Indies proved that women's cricket is indeed evolving into an even playing field, Anisa Mohammed, who took the crucial wicket of Meg Lanning in the final, has gained a spot to enter the top five.

Australia's Megan Schutt, with a total of seven wickets in the tournament, has stormed her way into the top 10 with an 11 place rise.

Player of the tournament Stafanie Taylor took a total of eight wickets, three of which came in the semi-final against New Zealand, and she moved up five places in the bowlers' rankings to 35th, while team-mate Shamilia Connell has also gained five places to reach 45th.

Kristen Beams of Australia, who took a total of six wickets, with one each in the semi-final and final, was another major mover, she leaped up a massive 13 places to 44th, one position below Connell.

Amongst the all-rounders, Hayley Matthews was once again the stand-out performer as she improved her ranking to 25th, a 22-place rise for her.

The top 10 has barely seen any changes as Ellyse Perry, Dane van Niekerk, Stafanie Taylor, Salma Khatun and Deandra Dottin have retained their top-five all-rounder positions.

The ICC Women's Championship kicks into action this June when Pakistan visits England for Three ODIs. This will be a chance for Charlotte Edwards and her team to try and catch up with Australia, and perhaps take over the top spot in women's cricket.

Forthcoming matches in ICC Women's Championship:

England vs Pakistan
20 June – 1st ODI, Leicester
22 June – 2nd ODI, Derby
27 June – 3rd ODI, Derby

MRF Tyres ICC Women's Rankings (as on 4 April, after the conclusion of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 India 2016)

Rank   Team              Points
1.      Australia           128
2.      England            123
3.      New Zealand    115
4.      India                 107
5.      West Indies      104
6.      South Africa       93
7.      Pakistan              81
8.      Sri Lanka           71
9.      Bangladesh         45
10.  Ireland                 29

(Developed by David Kendix)

MRF Tyres ICC T20I Women's Player Rankings (as on 4 April, after the conclusion of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 India 2016)
  
Batting (top 10)

Rank     (+/-)       Player               Team        Pts         Avge      S/Rate    HS Rating
   1           ( - )          Meg Lanning        Aus         675        32.00     117         717 v WI at Melbourne 2014
   2           ( - )          Suzie Bates           NZ          659          27.26    107         666 v Ire at Chandigarh 2016
   3           ( - )          C Edwards            Eng         656          32.97    107         812 v Pak at Taunton 2009
   4           ( - )          Stafanie Taylor    WI          647          36.19    104         770 v NZ at St Lucia 2010
   5           ( - )          Sarah Taylor        Eng         634          30.20    110         721 v Aus at Chelmsford 2013
   6           ( - )          Deandra Dottin    WI          610          25.04    125         649 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013
   7           ( - )          Mithali Raj           Ind          607          34.60    100         761 v WI at Ahmedabad 2011
   8           ( - )          Bismah Maroof   Pak         567          27.86    84           579 v Ban at Karachi 2015
   9           ( - )          D van Niekerk      SA           541          26.67    87           543 v Ire at Chennai 2016
  10         ( - )          Sophie Devine      NZ          540          24.61    115         560 v SL at Christchurch 2015
 
Selected rankings (top 50)

Rank     (+/-)       Player               Team        Pts         Avge   S/Rate    HS Rating
  13         (+3)         Elyse Villani          Aus         510        27.96     113         591 v Ire at Dublin 2015
  14         (-1)          Alex Blackwell     Aus         509        21.03     93           566 v Eng at Canberra 2011
  15         (-1)          Lizelle Lee             SA           506          23.51    94           517 v WI at Cape Town 2016
  16         (-1)          Ellyse Perry           Aus         500          26.56    103         503 v Ire at Delhi 2016
  35         (+1)         Jess Jonassen        Aus         385*      17.31     92           391 v Ire at Delhi 2016
  36         (+1)         Javeria Khan        Pak         382         17.90     82           493 v Aus at Sylhet 2014
  37         (-4)          Jessica Cameron  Aus         381         20.91     108         610 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2012
  44         ( - )          S Campbelle         WI          319         12.34     80           362 v Aus at Sydney 2014
  45=       (+1)         Danielle Wyatt     Eng         304         12.28     104         355 v WI at Bridgetown 2013
                ( - )          Katie Perkins        NZ          304*      18.00     98           323 v SL at Christchurch 2015
  47         (+1)         M Aguilleira          WI          301         13.38     78           377 v SL at Colombo

Bowlers (top 10)

Rank      (+/-)        Player               Team     Pts          Avge      Eco.        HS Rating Ranking
   1           ( - )          Anya Shrubsole   Eng         671         12.79     5.45       680 v WI at Dharamsala 2016
   2           ( - )          Morna Nielsen      NZ          661!       18.19     4.81       661 v WI at Mumbai 2016
   3           (+1)         Anam Amin          Pak         614         17.85     4.89       645 v Ban at Delhi 2016
   4           (-1)          Ellyse Perry           Aus         611         19.80     5.74       686 v NZ at Nelson 2010
   5           (+1)         A Mohammed     WI          604         15.32     5.29       673 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2011
   6           (-1)          Danielle Hazell     Eng         592         19.23     5.21       685 v NZ at Chelmsford 2011
   7           ( - )        Shabnim Ismail     SA           590         19.65     5.70       618 v Aus at Nagpur 2016
   8         (+11)        Megan Schutt       Aus         587         19.04     6.10       599 v Eng at Delhi 2016
   9           (-1)          Leigh Kasperek    NZ          577*      8.16       4.48       578 v SA at Bangalore 2016
  10         ( - )          Poonam Yadav   Ind          562*      12.39     5.33       571 v Pak at Delhi 2016

Selected rankings (top 50)

Rank    (+/-)        Player               Team       Pts          Avge      Eco.     HS Rating Ranking
  35=       (+5)         Stafanie Taylor    WI          457         16.10     5.41       633 v SL at Port-of-Spain 2012
                (+1)         Jahanara Alam    Ban        457         25.42     5.46       495 v Pak at Karachi 2015
  37         ( - )          Jenny Gunn          Eng         456         19.52     6.24       470 v SA at Edgbaston 2014
  38         (+3)         Sophie Devine      NZ          454         15.66     5.79       629 v Eng at Hove 2010
  39         ( - )          Rumana Ahmed  Ban        442         31.00     5.69       462 v Ire at Bangkok 2015
  40         (-5)          Sarah Coyte         Aus         441         20.82     6.10       657 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2012
  41         (-4)          Tremayne Smartt                WI          431         19.10     5.43       561 v NZ at Invercargill 2014
  42=       ( - )          Deandra Dottin    WI          416!       19.00     6.03       416 v Aus at Kolkata 2016
                (+1)         Hayley Matthews                WI          416*      15.52     5.40       437 v Ban at Chennai 2016
  44         (+13)      Kristen Beams      Aus         414*!    19.92     5.51       414 v WI at Kolkata 2016
  45=       (-1)          R Gayakwad        Ind          410*      19.53     6.25       418 v Eng at Dharamsala 2016
                (+5)         Shamilia Connell WI          410*!    35.00     5.56       410 v Aus at Kolkata 2016

All-rounders (top 10)
Rank      (+/-)        Player               Team     Pts          Highest Ranking
   1           ( - )          Ellyse Perry           Aus         306        319 v NZ at New Plymouth 2016
   2           ( - )          D van Niekerk      SA           298        304 v Ire at Chennai 2016
   3           ( - )          Stafanie Taylor    WI          296        422 v SL at Bridgetown 2012
   4           ( - )          Salma Khatun      Ban        260*/    292 v Ire at Sylhet 2014
   5           ( - )          Deandra Dottin    WI          254!       254 v Aus at Kolkata 2016
   6           (+1)         Sophie Devine      NZ          245        304 v Eng at Hove 2010
   7=        (+1)         Isobel Joyce          Ire           235        291 v Aus at Sylhet 2014
                (-1)          Suzie Bates           NZ          235        274 v Aus at Taunton 2011
   9           ( - )          Bismah Maroof   Pak         229        248 v Ire at Doha 2014
 10         ( - )          Jess Jonassen        Aus         212*/    224 v Ire at Delhi 2016

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