POSTED: Wednesday February 18th 2009
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Sri Lanka captain Siriwardena makes her move in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Women’s Player Rankings

ICC Women’s World Cup 2009 7-22 March

Sri Lanka captain Shashikala Siriwardena is making a move in the Reliance Mobile ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings which would give her team a lot of heart ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009, which runs from 7 to 22 March.

 

Siriwardena, who inspired Sri Lanka to victory in the triangular series final over Pakistan in Dhaka on Tuesday, contributed 88 runs with the bat and bagged seven wickets in the series which has helped her to improve her ranking in all three categories.

 

The 24-year-old from Colombo, in the only change in the top 20 batting list, has moved up one place to 14th spot while she has jumped three places in the bowling chart to break into the top 20 for the first time in her career. The off-spinner now sits in 18th position.

 

In the all-rounders’ list, Siriwardena has swapped places with sixth-placed Rumeli Dhar and now has fifth-placed Jenny Gunn of England firmly within her sights.

 

The only other change in the top 20 bowlers is of Pakistan’s Sajida Shah who has failed to retain her 16th place and has slipped to 17th position in the latest rankings.

 

Claire Taylor of England leads the batting list while her team-mate Isa Guha spearheads the bowling chart. Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar leads the all-rounders’ field.

 

Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Women’s Player Rankings (as of 18 February)

 

Batters

 

Rank   (+/-)           Player             Team           Points  Ave     Highest Ranking

   1           ( - )          Claire Taylor        Eng         804         39.13     820 v NZ at Blackpool 2007

   2           ( - )          Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         759         37.36     804 v Ind at Sydney 2008

   3           ( - )          Mithali Raj           Ind          722         46.50     841 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004

   4           ( - )          Sarah Taylor        Eng         698*      40.11     705 v Ind at Taunton 2008

   5           ( - )          Alex Blackwell     Aus         661         34.70     692 v Ind at Canberra 2008

   6           ( - )          C. Edwards           Eng         654         37.05     691 v SA at Pretoria 2005

   7           ( - )          Karen Rolton        Aus         651         48.85     873 v Ind at Vapi 2004

   8           ( - )          Shelley Nitschke  Aus         636!       29.15     636 v NZ at Hamilton 2009

   9           ( - )          Nicola Browne     NZ          626         29.86     653 v Aus at Lincoln 2008

  10         ( - )          Haidee Tiffen       NZ          563         29.66     750 v Ind at Lincoln 2006

  11         ( - )          Aimee Mason       NZ          552         22.31     624 v Eng at Blackpool 2007

  12         ( - )          Sara McGlashen  NZ          524         22.47     581 v Eng at Derby 2007

  13         (-1)          Dedunu Silva        SL           521*      21.58     524 v Pak at Bogra 2009

  14         (+1)         S.Siriwardena       SL           488*       21.00     500 v Pak at Khulna 2009

  15         (-1)          Lydia Greenway  Eng         483         22.55     503 v Aus at Sydney 2008

  16         ( - )          Cri-Zelda Brits      SA           465*      29.24     530 v NET at Stellenbosch 2008

  17         ( - )          Caroline Atkins    Eng         463*      28.46     471 v Ind at Taunton 2008

  18         ( - )          Jenny Gunn          Eng         456         22.37     527 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

  19         ( - )          Sarah Tsukigawa NZ          453*      22.00     456 v Aus at Lincoln 2008

  20=       ( - )          A. Satterthwaite   NZ          443*!     24.20     443 v Aus at Hamilton 2009

                ( - )          Jaya Sharma        Ind          443         30.75     665 v Aus at Vapi 2004

 

Bowlers

 

Rank    (+/-)          Player              Team   Points            Ave     Highest Ranking

   1           ( - )          Isa Guha                               Eng         719         18.43     740 v Ind at Taunton 2008

   2           ( - )          Shelley Nitschke  Aus         677*      22.30     681 v NZ at Hamilton 2009

   3           ( - )          Jhulan Goswami  Ind          667         22.23     797 v Eng at Chennai 2007

   4           ( - )          Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         663         27.31     674 v NZ at Hamilton 2009

   5           ( - )          Emma Sampson  Aus         651*      21.94     666 v NZ at Whangarei 2009

   6           ( - )          Holly Colvin         Eng         619*      19.90     632 v Ind at Arundel 2008

   7           ( - )          Jenny Gunn          Eng         592         31.22     672 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

   8           ( - )          Nicola Browne     NZ          567         33.48     648 v Eng at Shenley 2007

   9           ( - )          Rumeli Dhar         Ind          565*      33.52     609 v SL at Dambulla 2008

  10         ( - )          Katherine Brunt   Eng         545*      26.33     560 v Ind at Taunton 2008

  11         ( - )          Kirsten Pike           Aus         503*      23.97     567 v NZ at Lincoln 2008

  12         ( - )          Nicky Shaw          Eng         502*      32.93     517 v Ind at Taunton 2008

  13         ( - )          Aimee Mason       NZ          498         33.78     586 v Aus at Darwin 2007

  14         ( - )          Alicia Smith          SA           493*      22.10     536 v Ire at Crowthorne 2008

  15         ( - )          Ashlyn Kilowan   SA           483*!    20.16     483 v Eng at Shenley 2008

  16         (+1)         Ellyse Perry           Aus         475*      25.33     491 v Ind at Canberra 2008

  17         (-1)          Sajida Shah          Pak         472*      27.17     499 v NET at Stellenbosch 2008

  18         (+3)         S.Siriwardena       SL            471*!    22.43     471 v Pak at Dhaka 2009

  19         (-1)          Amita Sharma     Ind          470         31.18     650 v Pak at Karachi 2005

  20         (-1)          Neetu David         Ind          456         16.34     794 v NZ at Pretoria 2005

 

All-rounders

 

Rank   (+/-)           Player                   Team     Points              Highest Ranking

  1            ( - )          Lisa Sthalekar      Aus         503        514 v Ind at Canberra 2008

   2           ( - )          Shelley Nitschke  Aus         431/*!   431 v NZ at Hamilton 2009

   3           ( - )          Nicola Browne     NZ          355        383 v Eng at Lincoln 2008

   4           ( - )          Aimee Mason       NZ          275        342 v Eng at Blackpool 2007

   5           ( - )          Jenny Gunn          Eng         270        353 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

 

 

*Indicates a provisional rating

! Indicates career-best rating

 

Full details of the ICC Women’s World Cup, including fixtures, team profiles and biographies on all leading players, can be found at the ICC Women’s World Cup website at www.iccevents.yahoo.com

 

For information on the ICC Player Rankings go to: www.reliancemobileiccrankings.com

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