Jhulan Goswami slips, Harpreet Kaur rises in ICC Women's ODI player rankings

Jhulan Goswami’s performance with the ball against Australia in the recent series was disappointing Getty Images

Dubai: Mar 17, 2012

Former India captain Jhulan Goswami has slipped to fourth position in the latest ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for bowlers following a disappointing home series against Australia.

The seam bowler couldn’t manage a single wicket in the series and gave away 106 runs as India lost 0-3 in the three-match series.

However, the 23-year-old Punjab right-hander Harpreet Kaur, who became the second highest run-getter in the series scoring 57, 6 and 63, climbed up 11 places to be at 14th position in the batters list, her highest till date.

India’s Amita Sharma (19th) and Poonam Raut (27th) have both dropped down the rankings after disappointing series with the bat.

Australia bowlers Lisa Sthalekar and Ellyse Perry still occupy the first and second spots on the rankings for bowlers.

Sthalekar, who finished the three-match series with figures of 28-5-81-4, consolidated her position on the top, while Perry has climbed to her career-best second position after the figures of 28.1-5-87-9.

The 21-year-old Perry claimed her second-ever ODI five-wicket haul in the series when she snapped up 5-19 in the second ODI against India at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on March 14, which Australia won by a huge margin of 221 runs.

The ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for batters is still topped by ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2011, Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies.

Taylor has further increased her lead at the top of the table after second placed Mithali Raj of India scored just 35 runs in the recently-concluded series and thus she has lost a further 38 ratings points.

Australia batting duo of Jess Cameron and Meg Lanning have shot up the rankings after both contributed plenty of runs in the series to occupy eighth and ninth positions, respectively.

Lanning was the top run-getter in the series with 184 runs, including a century, and has risen 25 places in the rankings, while Cameron contributed with 122 runs to ensure her place in the top 10, the highest ranking to date for both players.

Australia’s Rachael Haynes has climbed seven places to 29th after the all-rounder scored 41, 20 and 42 in the series win.

In the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings for all-rounders, the list is still topped by Taylor of the West Indies, with Sthalekar in second. However, Perry has leapt four places to now sit third in the world pushing India’s Amita to fourth and Jhulan to fifth. (PTI)