West Indies opener Stafanie Taylor has achieved a career-best ranking

DUBAI, UAE -- West Indies opener Stafanie Taylor has achieved a career-best ranking in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Women’s Player Rankings after a good series against South Africa which ended in Cape Town on Friday.

South Africa won the four-match series 2-1 after the last game of the series ended in a thrilling tie as Alicia Smith conceded just one-run in the 50th over after the West Indies needed two for victory.

However, the series saw Taylor leap 11 places to a career-best 11th position in the latest rankings. She is now the only West Indies batter in the top 20 with the next highest-ranked West Indies batter being Deandra Dottin who has climbed four places to 28th position.

Taylor scored 221 runs in the series, including an unbeaten 108 that included 11 fours and two sixes.

The other batter to make an upward movement was former South Africa captain Cri-Zelda Brits who has returned to the top 10 after jumping four places to 10th spot. She scored 150 runs in the four ODIs in which she played.

The batters’ list is headed by ICC’s Women’s Cricketer of the Year Claire Taylor of England while her team-mate Sarah Taylor is second and former India captain Mithali Raj third.

The bowling table is still headed by Holly Colvin of England with India captain Jhulan Goswami in second position.

The only change in the top 20 is Alicia Smith who has dropped four places to 16th spot while her team-mate Ashlyn Kilowan has slipped to 21st spot after falling seven places.

Lisa Sthalekar of Australia continues to lead the all-rounders’ table with another Australian, Shelly Nitschke, second.

Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Women’s Player Rankings (as of 25 October, after South Africa v West Indies series)

Batters
Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Ave         HS Rating
  1            ( - )          Claire Taylor        Eng         791         40.10     825 v Pak at Sydney 2009
  2           ( - )          Sarah Taylor        Eng         777         39.10     809 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009
  3           ( - )          Mithali Raj           Ind          757         47.33     841 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004
  4           ( - )          Shelley Nitschke  Aus         655         30.57     669 v Eng at Sydney 2009
  5           ( - )          Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         643         34.50     804 v Ind at Sydney 2008
  6           ( - )          Karen Rolton        Aus         635         48.14     873 v Ind at Vapi 2004
  7           ( - )          C. Edwards           Eng         611         36.53     691 v SA at Pretoria 2005
  8           ( - )          Nicola Browne     NZ          603         30.33     653 v Aus at Lincoln 2008
  9           ( - )          Caroline Atkins    Eng         558         31.24     588 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009
 10         (+4)         Cri-Zelda Brits      SA           537         31.34     548 v WI at Paarl 2009
 11         (+11)      Stafanie Taylor    WI          534*      38.44     549 v SA at Paarl 2009
 12         (-2)          Alex Blackwell     Aus         531         31.68     692 v Ind at Canberra 2008
 13         (-2)          Sara McGlashan  NZ          522         23.09     581 v Eng at Derby 2007
 14         (-2)          Aimee Watkins    NZ          518         21.58     624 v Eng at Blackpool 2007
 15         (-2)          Dedunu Silva        SL           515         21.12     529 v Ind at Sydney 2009
 16         (-1)          Suzie Bates           NZ          480*      33.52     531 v Eng at Taunton 2007
 17         (-1)          S.Siriwardena       SL           473         20.70     503 v Pak at Canberra 2009
 18         (-1)          Anjum Chopra     Ind          472         33.40     722 v Aus at Adelaide 2006
 19         (-1)          Sarah Tsukigawa NZ          468*      22.12     492 v Ind at Sydney 2009
 20         (-1)          Lydia Greenway  Eng         461         23.00     503 v Aus at Sydney 2008


Bowlers
Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          Avge      Econ      HS Rating
   1           ( - )          Holly Colvin         Eng         718*!    20.08     718 v Aus at Lord's 2009
   2           ( - )          Jhulan Goswami  Ind          713         22.66     797 v Eng at Chennai 2007
   3           ( - )          Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         693         25.91     709 v Eng at Wormsley 2009
   4           ( - )          Katherine Brunt   Eng         640*!    24.55     640 v Aus at Lord's 2009
   5           ( - )          Shelley Nitschke  Aus         639         23.80     719 v Eng at Sydney 2009
   6           ( - )          Laura Marsh        Eng         636*!    17.69     636 v Aus at Lord's 2009
   7           ( - )          Isa Guha                               Eng         615         20.24     751 v Ind at Sydney 2009
   8           ( - )          Nicky Shaw          Eng         611*      28.73     636 v Aus at Stratford-upon-A 2009
   9           ( - )          Rumeli Dhar         Ind          604*      29.84     609 v SL at Dambulla 2008
  10         ( - )          Nicola Browne     NZ          597         33.56     648 v Eng at Shenley 2007
  11         ( - )          Aimee Watkins    NZ          554         30.96     586 v Aus at Darwin 2007
  12         ( - )          C.Westhuizen       SA           530*      31.30     535 v WI at Paarl 2009
  13         (+1)         Amita Sharma     Ind          505         29.56     650 v Pak at Karachi 2005
  14         (+2)         Sophie Devine      NZ          503*      36.74     516 v Ind at Sydney 2009
  15         (+2)         Jenny Gunn          Eng         501         31.38     672 v Aus at Melbourne 2008
  16         (+2)         Sarah Andrews     Aus         499*      21.56     505 v Eng at Wormsley 2009
  17         (-4)          Alicia Smith          SA           493*      21.18     536 v Ire at Crowthorne 2008
  18         (+1)         Sana Mir               Pak         489*!    26.48     489 v Ire at Dublin 2009
  19         (+1)         S.Siriwardena       SL           474*      23.68     490 v Eng at Canberra 2009
  20         (+1)         Sajida Shah          Pak         460*      28.88     499 v NET at Stellenbosch 2008

All-rounders
Rank      (+/-)        Player                   Team     Pts          HS Rating
   1           ( - )          Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         446        514 v Ind at Canberra 2008
   2           ( - )          Shelley Nitschke  Aus         419        481 v Eng at Sydney 2009
   3           ( - )          Nicola Browne     NZ          360        383 v Eng at Lincoln 2008
   4           ( - )          Aimee Watkins    NZ          287        342 v Eng at Blackpool 2007
   5           ( - )          Rumeli Dhar         Ind          234 /*   299 v SL at Kurunegala 2008
 
*Indicates a provisional rating