Windies Women Up In ODI Rankings

LONDON (CMC):

Windies Women captain Stafanie Taylor, and with the pair of Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell have made important strides in the latest ICC women’s One-Day International (ODI) rankings released yesterday.

Taylor has risen two places in the batting rankings to eighth after her 158 runs at an average of 52 in the Windies’ just -concluded three-match series against Pakistan in Dubai.

The 27-year-old has been joined in the top 20 by all-rounder Deandra Dottin, who jumped one spot to 20th after scoring 129 runs in the Pakistan series with a top score of 96 in the first one-dayer.

Shemaine Campbelle was the other Windies player to enjoy a positive moment in the rankings, gaining two places to move to 52nd.

Opener Hayley Matthews, who missed the Pakistan series through injury, lies 27th, while former skipper Merissa Aguilleira, who toured but was overlooked for the ODIs, lies 38th. They are the only two other Windies players in the top 50.

In the bowlers’ rankings, seamer Selman rose eight spots to 26th after picking up four wickets against Pakistan, while Connell rose six places to 49th following a similar four-wicket series haul.

Taylor, who bowls off spin, dropped three places to 13th in the bowlers rankings after picking up just three wickets. As a result, she remained second in the all-rounders’ rankings behind Australian Ellyse Perry.

Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed is the highest-ranked Windies bowler at 25th.

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