Australian captain Meg Lanning has moved one spot to claim the 5th position among batswomen in the latest ICC ODI rankings following her brilliant 51-ball 49 during the second game of the three-match series against the White Ferns’, which the former world champions won to extend their winning streak to 24.
As far bowling is concerned, Jess Jonassen and Meghan Schutt continue to hold the 1st and 2nd spot while Georgia Wareham has moved to the 22nd place and Nicola Carey has leapfrogged to the 34th spot.
Lanning’s teammate and wicketkeeper Allysa Healy is the top-ranked batswomen for the country. Healy is at the third spot in a list headed by England opener Tammy Beaumont. Beth Mooney, meanwhile, has moved up to two places to claim the 17th spot.
As for the White Ferns’, off-spinner Leigh Kasperek’s nine wickets in just two outings against Australia has helped her progress seven places to the 17th position while all-rounder Amelia Kerr has moved down to the 38th spot in the batters rankings after she managed just 84 runs in three games.
Kerr has also moved down to the 10th spot in the all-rounder’s rankings.
Meanwhile, the Meg Lanning-led Australia has consolidated its numero-uno spot in the ICC ODI rankings following their 3-0 whitewash of the White Ferns.
Australia is followed by South Africa, which recently beat India 4-1, followed by world champions England and the 2017 WC runners-up, India.