Stafanie in Top 5 in T20 rankings

Colombo, Sri Lanka - England’s Sarah Taylor and Lisa Sthalekar of Australia were revealed as the Number 1 ranked batter and bowler, respectively in the Reliance ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings which were launched in Colombo on Monday.

The launching ceremony took place just two days before the start of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 in Galle on 26 September.

Taylor, who won the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year Award at the LG ICC Awards in Colombo on September 15, leads the batting table with 691 ratings points.

England captain Charlotte Edwards is in second spot in the batting table and trails Taylor by just nine ratings points at 682. West Indies allrounder Stafanie Taylor, who was named ICC Women’s ODI Player of the Year, is fourth in the batting rankings.

The top 20 list includes five batters each from Australia and England, three from West Indies and two each from India and New Zealand.

In the bowlers’ category, Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar leads the field with 666 ratings points, followed by Jhulan Goswami of India in second spot with 653 ratings points.

The bowlers' table features five players from Australia and seven from England. Sthalekar has picked 56 wickets in 46 T20Is with a best of four for 18. Only Anisa Mohammed of West Indies has picked more wickets (62 in 43 T20Is).

Sthalekar also leads the all-rounders’ category with 356 ratings points thanks to 604 runs in addition to those 56 wickets. West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor is in the second place with 353 points.

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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:46