ICC Women’s ODI Rankings: Ayabonga Khaka displaces India’s Jhulan Goswami at 5th spot

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South Africa’s stylish opener Laura Wolvaardt and veteran pacer Ayabonga Khaka have made huge strides in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings after stellar performances during the recent ODI series sweep against Ireland.

Wolvaardt’s scintillating 89 in the third and final match in Dublin came at the right time as it surpassed Australia captain Meg Lanning to move up to fourth in the latest rankings for batsmen. Australia’s Alyssa Healy continues to top the chart with 785 points.

It was the only change in the top 10 for batsmen, but fellow South African batsman Lara Goodall – who was the leading run-scorer for the series with 143 runs – moved up 15 places to 43rd after an unbeaten 93 in the second match. Went.

Meanwhile, it was Blueprint that made the biggest impression on the bowler rankings as she jumped two places to fifth after an eye-catching series against Ireland.

While Khaka picked up only two wickets for the series, the right-handed batsman was unstoppable to many of Ireland’s young batsmen and finished three matches with an economy rate of just 1.40.

This helped the blueprint to jump to the front India Fast bowler Jhulan Goswami – who moved up to sixth – is fifth in the latest bowler rankings behind veteran teammate Marijane Cup, and first-ranked England spinner Sophie Ecclestone.

South Africa captain Sune Luce has moved up four places to ninth in the all-rounder’s rankings. England’s Nat Sciver continues to be the top-ranked all-rounder.

For Ireland, Sophie McMahon (up 31 places to 95th) and Georgina Dempsey (up 56 places to 90th) topped the batsmen’s list after remarkable performances in the second game. Dempsey also moved up the all-rounders’ list and jumped 22 places to be ranked 80th.

However, the top mover from the Irish camp is Arlene Kelly, who turned a profit in all departments. She moved up 52 places to 146th in the batting list, 58 places to 90th among bowlers and 53 places to 94th among all-rounders.

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