Australia captain Meg Lanning vaulted to No. 1 within the ICC rankings for ladies’s ODI batters for a fifth time on the again of her 163-run tally in her facet’s 3-0 whitewash of New Zealand that culminated in a record-equalling 21st ODI win in a row. Left-hand batter Rachael Haynes, the Participant of the Collection, superior to a career-best 13th place whereas left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen retained the highest spot within the bowlers’ record.
Lanning amassed 163 runs within the first two ODIs, together with a series-clinching Participant-of-the-Match unbeaten 101 within the second sport, earlier than a hamstring pressure dominated her out of the third and closing fixture on Wednesday. Her transfer as much as No. 1 within the ODI batters’ rankings, displacing West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, marks her return to the highest spot for the primary time since October 2018.
In a global profession nearing its tenth yr, Lanning, 28, has been the No. 1-ranked batter for a complete of 902 days for the reason that first time she achieved the feat in November 2014. Final week she rose one spot to No. 5 on the T20I batters’ rankings after ending because the second-highest run-scorer in Australia’s 2-1 sequence win towards New Zealand.
Haynes, who led Australia within the closing ODI and opened for the hosts, gained seven locations after ending because the main run-scorer within the sequence with 222 runs, compiled by means of knocks of 44, 82 and 96.
Jonassen, who topped the ODI bowlers’ rankings for the primary time in July 2017, took eight wickets within the sequence, together with four for 36 within the second ODI. She has been No. 1 for 599 days unfold over six spells, together with the continued streak that started in October final yr.
Notable positive aspects made by different bowlers embody Australia spinners Georgia Wareham (up from 35th to 24th) and New Zealand spin-bowling allrounder Amelia Kerr (up from 18th to 13th) together with tempo bowler Rosemary Mair (up 14 locations to 49th).
Amy Satterthwaite, the New Zealand top-order batter, re-entered the ODI rankings in fifth place after scoring 111 runs within the sequence, whereas Suzie Bates exited the highest 10 after a shoulder harm sidelined her for the second and third ODIs.
Following the T20I rankings replace, Satterthwaite, for whom the New Zealand tour marked a return to worldwide cricket post-childbirth, had re-entered the rankings in 35th place after ending as New Zealand’s main run-scorer within the three-match T20I sequence with a 69-run tally.
Australia and New Zealand retained their first and fifth positions respectively within the ODI staff rankings.