Australian team captain Meg Lanning regains the no.1 spot in the ODI rankings for the fifth time in her career.
After leading their team into a world record of having 21 consecutive ODI wins, Australian women team captain Meg Lanning becomes the no.1 ODI batter once more. After a stunning performance during their series against New Zealand, Lanning has moved four spots up the ranking table, replacing West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor.
This is the fifth time that Lanning has owned the top spot in the ODI rankings. She last grabbed the top spot on October 28 and has managed to own the top spot for 902 days since her first time in November 2014.
In just two matches, the 28-year-old player was able to score a total of 163 runs in just a span of two matches. There, Lanning has scored an unbeaten 62 and 101 in the matches against the White Ferns.
So far, the Australian women team has also managed to retain their spot on the top of the team rankings. To date, they have gained two more points since the annual rankings had been updated. They now have 162 points which is 41 more than India who ranks second. New Zealand, on the other hand, has remained on the fifth despite having lost two points.
Australian player Jess Jonassen also remained in the top spot for ODI bowlers after having picked a total of eight wickets in the series. There, she had gained 50 rating points that made her reach a career-best of 804. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite who also had a history of being no.1 now holds the fifth spot among batters as she had scored 111 runs in the series. To learn more about how the formats of cricket are played, head over to Betwala.
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