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Mithali Raj enters WC as top ranked batter

Posted on Jan 30, 07:40PM | IBNS

Mumbai, Jan 30 : Mithali Raj will enter the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 as the number-one ranked batter on the Reliance ICC Women's Player Rankings for ODI batters.

Raj, who is appearing in her fourth successive Women's World Cup and is also the India captain, will lead her side in the opening match of the tournament on 31 January at the Cricket Club of India (Brabourne Stadium) in a Group A match against West Indies.

Other teams in Group A of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 are 2009 champion England and Sri Lanka. Group B contains Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan. The tournament is scheduled to be held from 31 January to 17 February in Mumbai and Cuttack.

Raj currently tops the batting table with 767 ratings points. West Indies' Stafanie Taylor is ranked second, 22 ratings points behind.

The England duo of Sarah Taylor and Lydia Greenway are third and fourth respectively, while New Zealand's Amy Satterthwaite in fifth spot completes the top five.

The fight for the top slot in the Reliance ICC Women's Player Rankings for ODI bowlers is even more interesting.

England's Katherine Brunt currently heads the bowlers' table with 777 ratings points. But Brunt will face a tough challenge from Australia's Lisa Sthalekar, who is currently second with 764 ratings points.

India's Jhulan Goswami at third, Ellyse Perry of Australia in fourth and England's Laura Marsh in fifth are the other bowlers within the top 10 who are likely to make improvements.

Stafanie Taylor is currently the clear leader in the Reliance ICC Women's Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders' with 453 ratings points, followed by Lisa Sthalekar in second place and New Zealand's Nicola Browne in third spot.

The player rankings will now be updated on 18 February at the conclusion of the tournament.


Reliance ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings (as on 30 January)

Batters

Rank Player Team Pts Ave HS Ranking

1 Mithali Raj Ind 767 48.30 839 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004

2 Stafanie Taylor WI 745 45.76 765 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

3 Sarah Taylor Eng 660 39.42 803 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009

4 Lydia Greenway Eng 640 31.19 664 v NZ at Lincoln 2012

5 A Satterthwaite NZ 637 28.90 653 v Aus at Sydney 2012

6 Meg Lanning Aus 635*! 50.50 635 v NZ at Sydney 2012

7 Suzie Bates NZ 611! 32.60 611 v Aus at Sydney 2012

8= C Edwards Eng 581 36.51 699 v NZ at Lincoln 2012

Alex Blackwell Aus 581 32.59 683 v Ind at Canberra 2008

10 Jessica Cameron Aus 575*! 38.68 575 v NZ at Sydney 2012

11 H Kaur Ind 571*! 30.04 571 v Eng at Wormsley 2012

12 Deandra Dottin WI 528 24.58 617 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

13 Sara McGlashan NZ 510 23.02 573 v Eng at Derby 2007

14 M Aguilleira WI 502 20.97 526 v SA at St Kitts (WP) 2013

15 Nicola Browne NZ 500 27.71 645 v Aus at Lincoln 2008

16 M du Preez SA 499*! 35.32 499 v WI at Dominica 2013

17 Trisha Chetty SA 481* 30.96 521 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2013

18 Cri-Zelda Brits SA 478 30.38 565 v Net at Potchefstroom (N 2010

19 Lisa Sthalekar Aus 476 30.95 801 v Ind at Sydney 2008

20 Amita Sharma Ind 474 17.32 505 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2012

Bowlers

Rank Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Ranking

1 Katherine Brunt Eng 777 21.68 3.21 781 v Aus at Wormsley 2011

2 Lisa Sthalekar Aus 764 25.27 3.73 779 v Ind at Mumbai 2012

3 Jhulan Goswami Ind 695 21.87 3.19 796 v Eng at Chennai 2007

4 Ellyse Perry Aus 685 22.74 4.22 698 v Ind at Mumbai 2012

5 Laura Marsh Eng 642 25.77 3.80 711 v Aus at Perth 2011

6 A Mohammed WI 630* 15.35 2.95 642 v SL at Winward Park 2012

7 Stafanie Taylor WI 608* 16.53 2.87 640 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

8 Gouher Sultana Ind 568* 19.09 3.19 590 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2012

9 Jenny Gunn Eng 548 28.26 3.76 669 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

10 Shanel Daley WI 542* 18.13 3.12 553 v SA at Dominica 2013

11 Sana Mir Pak 524* 25.73 3.49 525 v Ire at Dublin 2012

12 Sunette Loubser SA 518* 16.98 3.03 529 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2013

13 Nicola Browne NZ 512 34.16 3.90 663 v Eng at Derby 2011

14 Erin Osborne Aus 511*! 29.75 3.85 511 v NZ at Sydney 2012

15 Rumeli Dhar Ind 497 27.38 3.43 696 v Eng at Mumbai (BKC) 2010

16 S.Siriwardena SL 489 22.46 3.54 535 v Eng at Colombo (NCC) 2010

17 Holly Colvin Eng 484 22.45 3.61 715 v Aus at Lord's 2009

18 Shakera Selman WI 462*! 24.20 2.99 462 v SA at Dominica 2013

19 C Seneviratna SL 449* 27.57 3.28 457 v WI at Port-of-Spain 2003

20 Amita Sharma Ind 448 32.36 3.71 646 v Pak at Karachi 2005

All-rounders

Rank Player Team Pts HS Ranking

1 Stafanie Taylor WI 453 /* 481 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

2 Lisa Sthalekar Aus 364 511 v Ind at Canberra 2008

3 Nicola Browne NZ 256 377 v Eng at Lincoln 2008

4 Ellyse Perry Aus 234*/ ! 234 v NZ at Sydney 2012

5 Shanel Daley WI 227*/* 237 v SA at Dominica 2013

6 Jenny Gunn Eng 215 348 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

7 Amita Sharma Ind 212 253 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2012

8 Jhulan Goswami Ind 210 245 v Aus at Ahmedabad 2012

9 S.Siriwardena SL 196 236 v Pak at Canberra 2009

10 Laura Marsh Eng 181*/ 209 v Ind at Lord's 2012