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Lisa Sthalekar ends illustrious career on a high
World champion Australia features six players in the top 20 of the batting rankings, Player of the tournament Bates achieves best-ever ranking, Australia number one ODI team and West Indies now ranked second
18 February 2013 - 06:23pm IST
ICC Women's World Cup 2013 Player of the tournament, Suzie Bates, has jumped five places to claim a career-best number two spot in the latest Reliance ICC Women's ODI batting rankings.
The latest rankings were released on Monday, a day after Australia beat West Indies in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai, to be crowned the world champion for a record sixth time.
New Zealand captain Bates top-scored in the tournament that ended on Sunday with 407 runs from seven games at an average of 67.83.
The Reliance ICC Women’s ODI batting table is still topped by India captain Mithali Raj, who has a 39 ratings points lead over Bates.
There are as many as six players from world champion Australia making up the top 20 of the batting table. Meg Lanning in fifth (up by one), player of the final Jessica Cameron in eighth (up by two), Rachael Haynes in 15th (up by 16) are some Australia batters to gain in the latest table.
Others making upward movements in the batting table include England captain Charlotte Edwards, who scored 292 runs during the tournament and is now ranked fourth (up by four places), West Indies’ Deandra Dottin in seventh (up by five), New Zealand's Nicola Browne in 13th (up by three), South Africa wicket-keeper Trisha Chetty in 17th (up one) and Pakistan's Bismah Maroof in 20th (up by five).
England's Katherine Brunt continues to head the Reliance ICC Women’s ODI bowlers' table, taking twelve wickets throughout the tournament.
West Indies' Stafanie Taylor has moved up three places to a career-best fourth, while England's Holly Colvin has moved back into the top 10 after gaining ten places to seventh position.
The others to move up inside the top 20 include Erin Osborne in 12th (up by two), Sian Ruck in 14th (up by 12), Chamani Seneviratna in 15th (up by four) and Shabnim Ismail in 17th (up by five).
The highest wicket-taker in the tournament, Australia's Megan Schutt, has jumped 38 places to a career-best 38th. Schutt finished the tournament with 15 wickets from seven games at an average of 16.53.
Anya Shrubsole of England, who ended with the second highest total of 13 wickets, was also rewarded with a jump of 26 places to 42nd.
The Reliance ICC Women’s ODI all-rounders' table continues to be headed by West Indies' Stafanie Taylor. The players to make upwards movements in the all-rounders’ table include West Indies' Shanel Daley in third (up by two) and India's Jhulan Goswami in fifth (up by three).
Lisa Sthalekar ends career on a high
Meanwhile, Australia all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar has called time on her international career. The off-spinning all-rounder made her international debut in June 2001 against England, and has topped all three Reliance ICC Women’s ODI rankings tables (batting, bowling and all-rounder).
Sthalekar ended her ODI career at number two in both the bowling and all-rounders' tables, and 14th in the batters' table, jumping six places after the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013, Sthalekar was last ranked number on the batting table on 5 November 2008.
She topped the ODI bowlers' table for the last time on 10 February 2010, while she was the number-one ranked all-rounder in 2007.
Sthalekar has ended her Twenty20 career as the number-one ranked bowler and all-rounder. The Pune-born cricketer has retired tenth on the batting table.
Australia takes pole position
Australia’s win at the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 has given it the number one position in the latest Reliance ICC Women’s ODI Championship table, released on Monday.
First-time finalist and runner-up West Indies has moved up three places from fifth to second place in the table.
The rest of the table has been determined by the results of the play-off matches in the tournament.
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