ICC Women's Rankings: Amy Satterthwaite rises to number three
Amy Satterthwaite climbed up to the third spot in the ICC ODI Player Rankings after she played an instrumental role in helping the White Ferns win the opening game of the ongoing five-match ODI series against India at the John Davies Oval in Queenstown.
Satterthwaite smashed 63 runs at an impressive strike rate of 94.03 and took the attack to the Indian bowlers, making them appear toothless. She put together 98 runs with opener Suzie Bates and the partnership propelled the White Ferns to a match-winning total.
Satterthwaite has aggregated 730 rating points against her name and is merely 15 points behind India’s ODI skipper Mithali Raj, who is second on the charts. Australia’s wicket-keeper batter Alyssa Healy is occupying the apex position with a total of 749 rating points.
The first ODI also saw senior pro Suzie Bates hammer the Indian bowling attack as she struck her 11th ODI ton. Suzie was in her groove throughout the course of her innings and looked a class apart. Her match-winning knock helped her bag the Player of the Match award and has also helped her to break into the top 20 batters in ODIs after a gap of six months. She now has 594 rating points to her credit and is occupying the 17th spot on the ladder.
A clean sweep in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against arch-rivals England has helped some of the Australian players make substantial gains in the ODI rankings. Skipper Meg Lanning, who stitched a match-defining stand (90* runs) with all-rounder Ellyse Perry, has advanced three places on the ladder and is now sitting on the fifth spot. She anchored the innings really well and scored an unbeaten 57. She is just behind England’s opener Tammy Beaumont by the barest of margins (one point).
An excellent all-round performance by Ellyse Perry has helped her consolidate her number one spot in the all-rounder’s charts. She leads England’s Natalie Sciver by 87 rating points.
England’s ace spinner Sophie Ecclestone, who was already occupying the top position in the T20I bowler rankings, has advanced to the second spot in the ODI rankings. She was pretty economical in the third ODI as she gave away only 18 runs in her ten overs and bagged a wicket.
India’s left-arm off-spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad has advanced five places to the 16th spot in the bowler’s ODI rankings. An economical outing in the first ODI has enabled New Zealand’s Lea Tahuhu to bag the 13th spot as well.