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Suzie Bates achieves best-ever ranking

Posted on Feb 18, 10:24PM | IBNS

Dubai, Feb 18 : ICC Women's World Cup 2013 Player of the tournament, Suzie Bates, has jumped five places to claim a career-best number two spot in the latest Reliance ICC Women's ODI batting rankings.

The latest rankings were released on Monday, a day after Australia beat West Indies in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai, to be crowned the world champion for a record sixth time.

New Zealand captain Bates top-scored in the tournament that ended on Sunday with 407 runs from seven games at an average of 67.83.

The Reliance ICC Women's ODI batting table is still topped by India captain Mithali Raj, who has a 39 ratings points lead over Bates.

There are as many as six players from world champion Australia making up the top 20 of the batting table. Meg Lanning in fifth (up by one), player of the final Jessica Cameron in eighth (up by two), Rachael Haynes in 15th (up by 16) are some Australia batters to gain in the latest table.

Others making upward movements in the batting table include England captain Charlotte Edwards, who scored 292 runs during the tournament and is now ranked fourth (up by four places), West Indies' Deandra Dottin in seventh (up by five), New Zealand's Nicola Browne in 13th (up by three), South Africa wicket-keeper Trisha Chetty in 17th (up one) and Pakistan's Bismah Maroof in 20th (up by five).

England's Katherine Brunt continues to head the Reliance ICC Women's ODI bowlers' table, taking twelve wickets throughout the tournament.

West Indies' Stafanie Taylor has moved up three places to a career-best fourth, while England's Holly Colvin has moved back into the top 10 after gaining ten places to seventh position.

The others to move up inside the top 20 include Erin Osborne in 12th (up by two), Sian Ruck in 14th (up by 12), Chamani Seneviratna in 15th (up by four) and Shabnim Ismail in 17th (up by five).

The highest wicket-taker in the tournament, Australia's Megan Schutt, has jumped 38 places to a career-best 38th. Schutt finished the tournament with 15 wickets from seven games at an average of 16.53.

Anya Shrubsole of England, who ended with the second highest total of 13 wickets, was also rewarded with a jump of 26 places to 42nd.

The Reliance ICC Women's ODI all-rounders' table continues to be headed by West Indies' Stafanie Taylor. The players to make upwards movements in the all-rounders' table include West Indies' Shanel Daley in third (up by two) and India's Jhulan Goswami in fifth (up by three).

Lisa Sthalekar ends career on a high

Meanwhile, Australia all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar has called time on her international career. The off-spinning all-rounder made her international debut in June 2001 against England, and has topped all three Reliance ICC Women's ODI rankings tables (batting, bowling and all-rounder).

Sthalekar ended her ODI career at number two in both the bowling and all-rounders' tables, and 14th in the batters' table, jumping six places after the ICC Women's World Cup 2013, Sthalekar was last ranked number on the batting table on 5 November 2008.

She topped the ODI bowlers' table for the last time on 10 February 2010, while she was the number-one ranked all-rounder in 2007.

Sthalekar has ended her Twenty20 career as the number-one ranked bowler and all-rounder. The Pune-born cricketer has retired tenth on the batting table.

Australia takes pole position

Australia's win at the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 has given it the number one position in the latest Reliance ICC Women's ODI Championship table, released on Monday.

First-time finalist and runner-up West Indies has moved up three places from fifth to second place in the table.

The rest of the table has been determined by the results of the play-off matches in the tournament.

Reliance ICC Women's ODI Championship Table (as on 18 February)


Rank Team

1. Australia

2. West Indies

3. England

4. New Zealand

5. Sri Lanka

6. South Africa

7. India

8. Pakistan

9. Bangladesh

10. Ireland



(Developed by David Kendix)



Reliance ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings (as on 18 February)



Batters



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave HS Ranking

1 ( - ) Mithali Raj Ind 747 48.65 839 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004

2 (+5) Suzie Bates NZ 708 36.91 724 v Eng at Mumbai 2013

3 (-1) Stafanie Taylor WI 707 45.64 765 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012

4 (+4) C Edwards Eng 658 37.31 699 v NZ at Lincoln 2012

5 (+1) Meg Lanning Aus 650* 44.42 658 v SL at Mumbai 2013

6 (-1) A Satterthwaite NZ 638 29.42 653 v Aus at Sydney 2012

7 (+5) Deandra Dottin WI 630 25.60 633 v Aus at Mumbai 2013

8 (+2) Jessica Cameron Aus 621*! 38.40 621 v WI at Mumbai 2013

9 (-5) Lydia Greenway Eng 618 30.79 664 v NZ at Lincoln 2012

10 (-7) Sarah Taylor Eng 614 38.06 803 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009

11 ( - ) H Kaur Ind 611* 32.69 644 v Eng at Mumbai 2013

12 (-4) Alex Blackwell Aus 540 31.47 683 v Ind at Canberra 2008

13 (+3) Nicola Browne NZ 512 28.52 645 v Aus at Lincoln 2008

14 (+6) Lisa Sthalekar Aus 498 30.65 801 v Ind at Sydney 2008

15 (+16) Rachael Haynes Aus 490*! 34.00 490 v WI at Mumbai 2013

16 (-3) Jodie Fields Aus 486 28.50 520 v NZ at Sydney 2012

17 (+1) Trisha Chetty SA 472 29.45 521 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2013

18 (-3) M Aguilleira WI 465 20.66 526 v SA at St Kitts (WP) 2013

19 (-2) Mignon du Preez SA 463* 30.84 493 v NZ at Cuttack 2013

20 (+5) Bismah Maroof Pak 456 20.54 485 v Aus at Cuttack 2013



Bowlers



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Ranking

1 ( - ) Katherine Brunt Eng 763 21.32 3.27 796 v Ind at Mumbai 2013

2 ( - ) Lisa Sthalekar Aus 758 24.97 3.66 779 v Ind at Mumbai 2012

3 ( - ) Jhulan Goswami Ind 696 21.52 3.20 796 v Eng at Chennai 2007

4 (+3) Stafanie Taylor WI 657* 17.57 2.93 661 v Aus at Mumbai 2013

5 (-1) Ellyse Perry Aus 642 21.97 4.15 698 v Ind at Mumbai 2012

6 ( - ) A Mohammed WI 631 16.65 3.03 658 v NZ at Mumbai 2013

7 (+10) Holly Colvin Eng 602 22.56 3.59 715 v Aus at Lord's 2009

8 (+2) Shanel Daley WI 594*! 19.86 3.27 594 v Aus at Mumbai 2013

9 ( - ) Jenny Gunn Eng 588 28.02 3.75 669 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

10 (-2) Gouher Sultana Ind 548* 21.74 3.44 590 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2012

11 (-6) Laura Marsh Eng 546 27.60 3.87 711 v Aus at Perth 2011

12 (+2) Erin Osborne Aus 543*! 26.43 3.69 543 v WI at Mumbai 2013

13 (-2) Sana Mir Pak 536! 27.32 3.51 536 v Ind at Cuttack 2013

14 (+12) Sian Ruck NZ 531*! 29.78 3.67 531 v Eng at Mumbai 2013

15 (+4) C Seneviratna SL 521 26.55 3.42 537 v Ind at Mumbai 2013

16 ( - ) S.Siriwardena SL 510 22.39 3.65 535 v Eng at Colombo (NCC) 2010

17 (+5) Shabnim Ismail SA 498* 21.40 3.66 509 v WI at Cuttack 2013

18 (-6) Sunette Loubser SA 492* 17.68 3.10 529 v WI at St Kitts (WP) 2013

19 (-6) Nicola Browne NZ 477 35.13 3.94 663 v Eng at Derby 2011

20 ( - ) Amita Sharma Ind 462 33.12 3.72 646 v Pak at Karachi 2005



Selected rankings



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Ave Econ HS Ranking

38 (+38) Megan Schutt Aus 342*! 19.00 4.30 342 v WI at Mumbai 2013

42 (+26) Anya Shrubsole Eng 314* 19.89 3.73 336 v SA at Cuttack 2013



All-rounders



Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts HS Ranking

1 ( - ) Stafanie Taylor WI 464/* 484 v Aus at Mumbai 2013

2 ( - ) Lisa Sthalekar Aus 377 511 v Ind at Canberra 2008

3 (+2) Shanel Daley WI 258/* 273 v Aus at Mumbai 2013

4 (-1) Nicola Browne NZ 244 377 v Eng at Lincoln 2008

5 (+3) Jhulan Goswami Ind 237 245 v Aus at Ahmedabad 2012