ICC Cricket rankings: Australia’s wicket-keeper opener Alyssa Healy emerged as the number one batter in the latest ODI rankings. The world cup star had a phenomenal World Cup as she scored 509 runs in 9 innings at a consistent average of 56.56.
Alyssa’s greatest innings came in the finals and when it was required the most the star batter scored a mammoth 170 in just 138 balls. Her knock ensured that England never got back in the game. For her amazing performance in the finals and the rest of the tournament, she was awarded player of the match and also player of the tournament.
England players gain points:
Australian team made 356 runs in 50 overs which was looking very difficult to chase for England women’s team. England didn’t give up though as they too were able to make 285 runs in their quota of 50 overs. From England, classical Natalie Sciver was the highest scorer. The lone warrior scored 148 runs unbeaten and gave England team hope to chase the mammoth total.
This performance by Natalie and consistent performance in the whole tournament took her to the second rank in the ODI rankings. The right-handed batter scored 436 runs at an astonishing average of 72.67. Her performances made sure that England reaches the final of the Women’s World Cup.
And the 29-year-old also picked up four wickets while returning economical figures through the World Cup with her handy medium pace bowling.
The defending champions didn’t lose a single match in the whole tournament. Winning seven out of seven in the league stage and keeping the streak going with wins in semi-finals and finals. Now after the winning performance and combined effort of the Australian team the team has now 7 titles to their name making them the most successful team of the tournament.