The International Cricket Council (ICC) released the latest women’s ODI rankings after the ODI series between Australia and White Ferns. Australia women won the ODI series 3 nil! and also equalled Ricky Ponting’s team’s record of 21 consecutive wins in ODI.
Australia skipper Meg Lanning benefitted in the latest ODI rankings as she climbed to the the number spot in the batters’ rankings.
She played a significant role in the three-match ODI series, and white-washed the White Ferns at home.
Lanning scored 163 runs in two matches and also scored 101* in the second ODI, and also became the player of the match in the side’s win.
The 28-year old also displaced West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor from the top position. This is also the fifth time the Australian skipper has claimed the top spot since November 2014.
Rachael Haynes who led the team in the final ODI also jumped seven places to her career-best 13th position in the latest rankings. She opened the inning for Australia and went on to score 96 runs and later became the player of the match.
Georgia Wareham jumped 11 spots to 24th rank and Sophie Molineux entered at 44th place in the latest women’s rankings.
Leg-spinner Amelia Kerr also advanced to 13th place in the latest rankings after finishing with six wickets in the series. After the series win, Australia also gained two points to 162 points and New Zealand stumbled to 92 points after back to back losses.