Stefanie Taylor Claims The No.1 Spot In ICC ODI Rankings For Batters And All-Rounders
Stefanie Taylor [Image-Getty]

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West Indies Women Cricket Team skipper Stefanie Taylor has regained the numero-uno spot in batting as well as in the list of all-rounders in the latest ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings following a stupendous display in the ongoing five-match 50-over series against Pakistan.

Taylor put up an all-round clinic against Pakistan in the series-opener of the five-match ODI rubber as she claimed 3/29 in 10 overs besides scoring an unbeaten 116-ball 105 to help the West Indies secure a five-wicket win.

As a result, the West Indies skipper gained four positions and displaced Indian ODI captain, Mithali Raj, to become the No.1 ranked ODI batter. As far as all-rounder’s rankings are concerned, Stefanie Taylor gained two positions to leapfrog Australian legend, Ellyse Perry.

While it is for the first time since November 2014 that Taylor has claimed the numero-uno spot in ODIs, she had previously claimed the number one spot in the all-rounder’s rankings back in July 2017.

Stefanie Taylor, West Indies
West Indies women have taken a 3-0 lead in the 5-match series [Image-Getty]
The ICC rankings for players which has been updated following the end of the first couple of ODIs between West Indies and Pakistan Women also sees all-rounder Deandre Dottin reenter the rankings in 28th position among batters and 47th among all-rounders.

Kyshona Knight has moved up to seven places to claim the 53rd spot among batters while spinner Anisa Mohammed [up two places to 26th] and pacer Shamillia Connell [up to four places to 39th] have been rewarded for their performances.

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As far as Pakistan Women cricketers are concerned, Nida Dar has gained three places [up to 29th position] while pacer Diana Baig has moved one place up to 32nd.

Ayesha Zafar, meanwhile, has reentered the batting rankings in 83rd position following the 46 she scored in the first ODI. Opener Muneeba Ali has also gained 47 places [to 88th spot] after racking up scores of 36 and 37.

West Indies, meanwhile, have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match series against Pakistan, having already swept the ‘Women in Green’ in the T20I series 3-0. The Stefanie Taylor-led unit will now be looking to inflict yet another clean sweep on the visitors.

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