Pakistani players rise in ICC women’s ODI rankings; sri lanka’s athapaththu tops batting charts.

In the latest ICC Women’s ODI Rankings released on Tuesday, Pakistani players Bismah Maroof, Sadia Iqbal, and Umm-e-Hani have made significant progress. Former captain Bismah Maroof has climbed one place to 27th, while left-arm spinner Sadia Iqbal has surged from 23rd to 17th position after delivering a commendable performance, securing three wickets in the first two matches against the West Indies. Umm-e-Hani of Pakistan has also demonstrated remarkable improvement, advancing nine places to 60th in the bowling rankings.

Furthermore, other players who have seen an upward trajectory in the bowling rankings include Connell (up three places to 25th), Henry (up six places to 36th), and Kavisha Dilhari of Sri Lanka (up seven places to 48th).

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu has reclaimed the top spot in the ICC Women’s ODI Batting Rankings following her outstanding knock of 195 not out against South Africa. This innings, which stands as the highest score in a successful chase in Women’s ODIs, propelled her team to level the ICC Women’s Championship Series 1-1. Athapaththu’s ninth ODI century has pushed her past England all-rounder Natalie Sciver-Brunt to reclaim the pinnacle position. Athapaththu had previously held the number one spot from 3 to 12 July 2023 before being surpassed by Beth Mooney and then Sciver-Brunt.

Another significant mover in the batting rankings is Laura Wolvaardt, South Africa’s former number one batter, who has climbed two places to third position after her unbeaten 184-run innings that contributed to South Africa’s formidable total of 301 for five in the third ODI.

Among the all-rounders, West Indies captain Hayley Mathews has made notable strides, advancing seven places to 11th position among batters and securing the second spot in the all-rounders’ list. Former West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has also made gains, rising two places to 18th in the batting rankings.

Additionally, Nilakshi de Silva of Sri Lanka and West Indies players Shemaine Campbell and Chinelle Henry have shown improvement in the rankings, highlighting the dynamic shifts in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings.