West Indian Taylor back at the peak of ICC rankings


West Indies Women captain Stafanie Taylor has reclaimed the number one spot among batters as well as all-rounders in ODI cricket following her dominant performances against Pakistan.

Taylor (766 rating points) displaced India’s Mithali Raj (762) from the top among batters. The last time Taylor had topped the batting rankings was in November 2014.

In addition to gaining two places to be the number one-ranked all-rounder, too, replacing Australia’s Ellyse Perry, Taylor also moved up from 19th spot to 16th among bowlers.

Taylor led the way for West Indies both with bat and ball in the first ODI against Pakistan in Coolidge, picking up 3-29 and scoring an unbeaten 105 – her sixth century in the format. All other West Indies batters have a combined five hundreds in ODI cricket.

In the second ODI at the same venue, she gave away only 18 runs in her six overs and didn’t get a chance to bat in West Indies’ chase of 121.

Deandra Dottin, who returned to ODI cricket after more than two years, re-entered the rankings at 28th place among batters and 47th among all-rounders. Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed moved up two places to be ranked 26th, while seamer Shamilia Connell jumped up four places to occupy the 39th place among bowlers.

For Pakistan, Nida Dar gained three places to be ranked 29th and Diana Baig moved up one place to be 32nd among the bowlers. (ESPNCricinfo)

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