Elysse Perry after receiving the Belinda Clark Award © Getty Images
Elysse Perry after receiving the Belinda Clark Award © Getty Images

Ellyse Perry gained the top spot in women’s ODI batting ranking. This is the first time in her career that Perry has achieved this. She went past India’s Mithali Raj, who slipped two places to the third spot as Meg Lanning moved to second spot. Mithali scored 69 runs at 23 in the recently-concluded ODI series in South Africa. Smriti Mandhana, on the other hand, slammed 219 runs in the same series and that saw her jump 14 places to the 21st spot. Harmanpreet Kaur is the only other Indian batter in the top 10 ranking, placed at No. 7.

Jhulan Goswami: World Cup is like winning an Olympic gold
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Jhulan Goswami, who recently became the first woman cricketer to 200 ODI wickets, is No. 2 in the bowlers’ rankings, after Marizanne Kapp.

Perry, 27, also remains the No. 1 ODI all-rounder. She recently received the Belinda Clark award in the Allan Border Medal 2018.

ICC ODI batting rankings

  1. Ellyse Perry (Australia) – 725
  2. Meg Lanning (Australia) – 718
  3. Mithali Raj (India) 707
  4. Amy Satterthwaite (New Zealand) – 683
  5. Alex Blackwell (Australia) – 672
  6. Suzie Bates (New Zealand) – 668
  7. Harmanpreet Kaur (India) – 660
  8. Lizelle Lee (South Africa) – 622
  9. Natalie Sciver (England) – 609
  10. Sarah Taylor (England) – 604

ICC ODI bowling rankings

  1. Marizanne Kapp (South Africa) – 653
  2. Jhulan Goswami (India) – 643
  3. Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) – 626
  4. Megan Schutt (Australia) – 619
  5. Jess Jonassen (Australia) – 599
  6. Shabnim Ismail (South Africa) – 599
  7. Anya Shrubsole (England) – 595
  8. Sana Mir (Pakistan) – 593
  9. Dane van Niekerk (South Africa) – 567
  10. Ayabonga Khaka (South Africa) 565

Perry will play as the No. 1 ODI batter and all-rounder when Australia will tour India this March. After two warm-up matches against India A in Mumbai, the series will begin with the first ODI at Baroda on March 12.