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Aussie could overtake Goswami in ICC rankings

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Mon, Jan 23, 2012 07:23 hrs

Australia all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar has an opportunity to reclaim the number-one position from India's Jhulan Goswami in the ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings for bowlers should the 32-year-old have a good turn with the ball in the upcoming Rose Bowl series that begins on Wednesday against New Zealand in Sydney.

Sthalekar is just 14 ratings points behind table-topper Jhulan Goswami of India, the off-spinning Australian previously held the number-one position back in February 2010. The all-rounder has a real chance of retaking the top slot if she claims a number of wickets in the three-match series.



Sthalekar also has an opportunity to close in on the gap between her and ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2011, Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies, who currently tops the Reliance ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings for all-rounders.

Sthalekar is 33 ratings points behind the Jamaican all-rounder and if she maintains her current form as witnessed during the recent Twenty20 International (T20I) series against New Zealand, she could be in with a real chance to reclaim the spot she last held in 2007.

Elsewhere in the bowling rankings, Australia's Ellyse Perry in the next highest-ranked player involved in the upcoming series with the fast bowler eyeing a rise up from 11th place, while team-mate Erin Osborne, currently 19th, will also be hoping to climb up the table.

New Zealand's bowlers currently outside of the top 20 includes medium-pace duo Sian Ruck and Kate Broadmore in 25th and 35th positions, respectively. The pair have struggled to take wickets in the recent Twenty20 Internationals but the longer format of the game may provide them with the wickets they require to rise up the rankings.

Meanwhile, in the Reliance ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings for batters there is a potential for plenty of movement from both Australia and New Zealand players.

The highest-ranked player from either side is Australia's Alex Blackwell in sixth place, while Sthalekar is eighth and Jess Cameron 10th.

New Zealand captain Suzie Bates is currently the highest-ranked White Fern in 14th place. The right-handed batter took over the captaincy this season and will want a strong performance by the side in the series.

Meanwhile, Lucy Doolan (15th), Amy Satterwaite (18th) and Katey Martin (45th) will all have their eyes on moving up the table for the New Zealand women's side. Australia's young newcomer Meg Lanning, currently ranking 32nd after eight ODIs, may well break into the top 20 this series should she perform strongly with the bat.

As mentioned earlier, the all-rounder table is topped by Taylor with Sthalekar in second, while Perry and Doolan respectively have a good chance of breaking into the top five.

The player rankings will next be updated at the conclusion of the Rose Bowl series.




ICC Women's ODI Rankings (as of 23 January, before the start of Rose Bowl series between Australia and New Zealand)



Batters



Rank Player Team Pts Ave HS Rating

1 Mithali Raj Ind 758 47.96 839 v Aus at Baroda Vadodar 2004

2 Stafanie Taylor WI 747 46.78 754 v SL at Fatullah 2011

3 Lydia Greenway Eng 661 ! 30.25 661 v SA at Potchefstroom 2011

4 C Edwards Eng 613 36.49 682 v SA at Pretoria 2005

5 Sarah Taylor Eng 611 38.92 803 v Aus at Chelmsford 2009

6 Alex Blackwell Aus 607 32.54 683 v Ind at Canberra 2008

7 Deandra Dottin WI 555 ! 26.05 555 v Pak at Dhaka 2011

8 Lisa Sthalekar Aus 545 32.56 801 v Ind at Sydney 2008

9 Sara McGlashan NZ 523 22.58 573 v Eng at Derby 2007

10= Trisha Chetty SA 499* 35.86 515 v Eng at Potchefstroom 2011

Jessica Cameron Aus 499*! 33.66 499 v Eng at Wormsley 2011



Other selected batter rankings

13 Leah Poulton Aus 486* 24.81 512 v NZ at Brisbane - AB 2011

14 Suzie Bates NZ 485* 29.58 516 v Eng at Taunton 2007

15 Lucy Doolan NZ 470* 27.73 475 v Ind at Southgate 2011

18 A Satterthwaite NZ 450* 22.52 504 v SA at Bowral 2009

32 Meg Lanning Aus 368* 31.85 384 v Eng at Lord´s 2011

35 Rachael Haynes Aus 347* 29.50 367 v NZ at Brisbane - AB 2011

36 Ellyse Perry Aus 339* 20.40 383 v Eng at Perth 2011

45= Katey Martin NZ 286* 17.72 380 v Aus at Lincoln 2008



Bowlers



Rank Player Team Pts Avge Econ HS Rating

1 Jhulan Goswami Ind 761 20.94 3.14 796 v Eng at Chennai 2007

2 Lisa Sthalekar Aus 747 24.31 3.74 759 v Eng at Lord´s 2011

3 Katherine Brunt Eng 738 22.32 3.27 781 v Aus at Wormsley 2011

4 Laura Marsh Eng 635 25.33 3.82 711 v Aus at Perth 2011

5 A Mohammed WI 630*! 14.56 2.83 630 v Pak at Dhaka 2011

6 Rumeli Dhar Ind 596 28.36 3.35 695 v Eng at Mumbai (BKC) 2010

7 Stafanie Taylor WI 589* 16.68 2.81 602 v Ind at Rajkot 2011

8 Gouher Sultana Ind 583*! 17.21 2.98 583 v NZ at Aston Rowant 2011

9 Jenny Gunn Eng 541 28.02 3.75 669 v Aus at Melbourne 2008

10 Holly Colvin Eng 538 22.35 3.62 715 v Aus at Lord´s 2009



Other selected bowler rankings

11 Ellyse Perry Aus 534* 24.34 4.32 608 v Eng at Perth 2011

19 Erin Osborne Aus 456* 30.66 3.81 465 v Eng at Lord´s 2011

23 Sarah Coyte Aus 395*! 17.60 4.44 395 v Eng at Wormsley 2011

25 Sian Ruck NZ 384*! 35.87 3.15 384 v Ind at Aston Rowant 2011

35 Kate Broadmore NZ 329*! 29.40 3.84 329 v Ind at Aston Rowant 2011

37 Lucy Doolan NZ 318* 23.96 4.08 348 v Eng at Taunton 2010

41 Suzie Bates NZ 282* 26.93 4.80 292 v Eng at Taunton 2010





All-rounders



Rank Player Team Pts HS Rating

1 Stafanie Taylor WI 440 /* 449 v Ind at Rajkot 2011

2 Lisa Sthalekar Aus 407 511 v Ind at Canberra 2008

3 Amita Sharma Ind 234 240 v Eng at Visakhapatnam 2010

4 Jhulan Goswami Ind 216 242 v Eng at Visakhapatnam 2010

5 Jenny Gunn Eng 209 348 v Aus at Melbourne 2008



Other selected all-rounder rankings

7 Ellyse Perry Aus 181*/* 231 v Eng at Perth 2011

13 Lucy Doolan NZ 149*/*! 149 v Ind at Aston Rowant 2011

17 Suzie Bates NZ 137*/* 147 v Eng at Taunton 2010

22 Erin Osborne Aus 122*/*! 122 v Eng at Wormsley 2011



*indicates provisional rating

!indicates career-highest rating

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