<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="India's skipper Mithali Raj top-ranked player at ICC Women's World Cup" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121220131033.jpg" title="India's skipper Mithali Raj top-ranked player at ICC Women's World Cup" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Mithali Raj is is appearing in her fourth successive women's World Cup © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Jan 30, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a> skipper <a href="/tags/Mithali-Raj/post" target="_blank">Mithali Raj</a> will enter the <a href="/tags/ICC-Women-s-World-Cup-2013/post" target="_blank">ICC Women's World Cup 2013</a> as the number-one ranked batswoman on the Reliance ICC Women's Player Rankings for ODI batters.<br /> <br /> Raj, who is appearing in her fourth successive women's World Cup, will lead her side in the opening match of the tournament on January 31 at the Brabourne Stadium in a Group A match against the West Indies.<br /> <br /> Other teams in Group A include champion England and Sri Lanka. Group B contains Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan.<br /> <br /> The tournament is scheduled to be held from January 31 to February 17 in Mumbai and Cuttack.<br /> <br /> Raj currently tops the batting table with 767 ratings points. West Indies' Stafanie Taylor is ranked second, 22 ratings points behind.<br /> <br /> The England duo of <a href="/tags/Sarah-Taylor/post" target="_blank">Sarah Taylor</a> and Lydia Greenway are third and fourth respectively, while New Zealand's Amy Satterthwaite in fifth spot completes the top five.<br /> <br /> The fight for the top slot in the Player Rankings for ODI bowlers is even more interesting. England's <a href="/tags/Katherine-Brunt/post" target="_blank">Katherine Brunt</a> currently heads the table with 777 ratings points. But Brunt will face a tough challenge from Australia's <a href="/tags/Lisa-Sthalekar/post" target="_blank">Lisa Sthalekar</a>, who is currently second with 764 ratings points.<br /> <br /> India's <a href="/tags/Jhulan-Goswami/post" target="_blank">Jhulan Goswami</a> at third, Ellyse Perry of Australia in fourth and England's Laura Marsh in fifth are the other bowlers in the top 10 who are likely to make improvements.<br /> <br /> Taylor is currently the clear leader in the Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders' with 453 ratings points, followed by Lisa Sthalekar in second place and New Zealand's Nicola Browne in third.