Nat Sciver-Brunt Reclaims Top Spot in ICC Women’s Rankings

Nat Sciver-Brunt Reclaims Top Spot in ICC Women’s Rankings

England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt has ascended to the top of the ICC Women’s ODI All-Rounder Rankings, reclaiming the number one position following a stellar performance against New Zealand.

Her unbeaten knock of 76 runs in the third ODI at Bristol propelled her past South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp in the latest rankings update.

This achievement follows Sciver-Brunt’s recent climb to the number one spot in the ODI batting rankings last month, reinforcing her status as a dominant force in one-day international cricket.

Her consistent performances have been instrumental in England’s recent successes and have made her one of the most feared all-rounders in the women’s game.

England Bowlers Maintain Dominance

The reshuffle in the ODI rankings brought minimal changes beyond Sciver-Brunt’s rise. Young England pacer Charlie Dean now shares seventh place in the bowling rankings with West Indies’ Hayley Matthews.

Lauren Bell’s impressive five-wicket haul against New Zealand earned her a significant leap of 22 spots, placing her at 24th in the rankings.

Bell’s performance highlighted her potential as a future star in international cricket, adding depth to England’s formidable bowling attack.

Ecclestone Maintains Dominance in T20I Bowling Rankings

Sophie Ecclestone continues her reign at the top of the T20I bowling rankings, with teammate Kate Cross following closely behind. Ecclestone’s economical spell against New Zealand further solidified her position, while Sarah Glenn’s three-wicket performance in Southampton against the White Ferns propelled her to the number two spot, surpassing India’s Deepti Sharma.

Ecclestone’s consistency and ability to deliver under pressure have been crucial for England in the shorter format of the game.

Glenn and Brits Impress in T20I Rankings

Sarah Glenn’s rise extends to the T20I All-Rounder rankings, where she climbed two spots to 17th. Her versatility and knack for taking crucial wickets have made her a valuable asset for England.

Tazmin Brits of South Africa emerged as the biggest mover in the T20I batting rankings, with her consecutive half-centuries against India in Chennai catapulting her four places to sixth position. Brits’ impactful performances underscore her growing reputation as a key player for South Africa.

This update highlights the depth and talent within the women’s game, with England’s Sciver-Brunt and Ecclestone leading the charge alongside rising stars like Glenn and Bell.

Brits’ impressive displays for South Africa further showcase the evolving landscape of women’s cricket, where new talents continue to emerge and make their mark on the international stage.