Tammy Beaumont celebrates her century against South Africa.© Twitter
England opener Tammy Beaumont jumped into the top 10 batters on the latest ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings after her brilliant century against South Africa. Beaumont scored her ninth ODI century with a stunning 119 knockout in the third and final game of the ODI series against the Proteas in Leicester on Monday. It helped Beaumont take three spots in the rankings released by the ICC on Tuesday, with the righthander leaping ahead of veteran trio Chamari Athapaththu, Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry and into eighth on the last batter’s list.
Beaumont’s teammates Danni Wyatt and Emma Lamb have also made remarkable progress in the weekly rankings update. Wyatt has moved up three places to reach 24th after scoring 33 in the last game, while Lamb has moved up 35 places to 66th with punches of 67 and 65 in the two games played in the past week. Sophia Dunkley is up eight places to 29th.
In the bowlers list led by Sophie Ecclestone, other English spinner Charlie Dean has improved six places to a career best 24th position, thanks to her seven wickets in two matches.
South African players have made good progress despite losing the series 3-0.
Marizanne Kapp has moved up six places to 18th among the batters after winning 73 and 62. She has also moved up two places to third in the list of all-rounders led by England’s Natalie Sciver, with Australia’s Ellyse Perry in second.
Chloe Tryon is up two places to 20th among batters and 10 places to 48th among bowlers, while Nadine de Klerk has moved up from 59th to 52nd on the bowlers list.
In the MRF Tires ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings, which takes into account performance in the first two matches of the Irish tri-series that also includes Australia and Pakistan, Ireland’s Rebecca Stokell has risen seven places to 88th after scoring 22 against Australia.
Australian bowlers Nicola Carey (up three places to 52nd) and Ashleigh Gardner (up three places to 57th) won, as did Darcie Brown and Alana King, who together are 161st.
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