Isobel Joyce up to 3rd in the World

February 3rd 2014 by ICC | International

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Isobel Joyce up to 3rd in the World

Ireland Women’s Captain Isobel Joyce has moved up to a career high of 3rd in the World as the latest Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20Is have been released today, a strong series for the Irish skipper in Qatar with bat and ball has seen her move up to a ranking of 3rd in the All-Rounders category.

Australia’s stand-in captain Meg Lanning has become the number-one ranked batter in the Reliance ICC Women’s Rankings for T20I Batters after producing a good performance in the recently concluded T20I series against England.

Lanning, who scored 143 runs in the series, has replaced England’s Sarah Taylor who had been sitting on top of the tree since October 2012.

The latest rankings were released a day after Australia beat England by seven wickets to claim the three-match series 2-1. The latest version also includes the tri-series in Qatar that involved Ireland, South Africa and eventual winner Pakistan as well as the Sri Lanka-India series, which was won by the former. Ireland’s Clare Shillington is the highest ranked batter for the Girls in Green as she sits in 8th place overall.

The players to make the biggest all-round impact were Ireland’s Isobel Joyce and Sri Lanka captain Shashikala Siriwardena.

Siriwardena has jumped 13 places to a career-best 16th on the batters’ table following her 119 runs in the three matches. She also took three wickets to move up four places to a best-ever 13th on the Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers, a position she jointly holds with Pakistan captain Sana Mir who has also moved up six places.

The combined effort with the bat and ball has meant that Siriwardena has also moved up two places to a career-high second on the Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20I All-rounders.

Joyce, on the other hand, has moved up 12 places to 19th in the batting table after scoring 118 runs in the tri-series and has gained 13 places to 22nd on the bowlers’ chart. Her combined effort with bat and ball has meant that she has moved up seven places to a career-best third on the all-rounders’ table.

Meanwhile, England’s Danielle has leaped three places to second in the latest Reliance ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20I Bowlers. Also moving up inside the top 10 is Marizanne Kapp in fourth (up by two).

About ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014

The number of teams in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 has been increased from eight to 10. The first round matches of the women’s event will take place in Sylhet from 23 March to 2 April, with the top two sides from each Group progressing to the semi-finals.

The 10 sides have been divided into two Groups, which are:

Group A – Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Ireland

Group B – England, West Indies, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh

Defending champion Australia will kick-off its campaign on Sunday 23 March when it will take on New Zealand. This game will be followed by the match between South Africa and Pakistan, which, along with Sri Lanka, qualified for the Bangladesh event after having reached the final of the qualifying tournament held in Dublin in August.

Host Bangladesh will make its maiden appearance on the world stage on 26 March when it will play last year’s semi-finalist, West Indies. 2009 champion England will start its campaign on 24 March against the West Indies.


Batters

Rank   (+/-)      Player           Team     Pts       Ave     S/R     HS Rating
  1       (+3)      Meg Lanning     Aus       680       28.15   110       682 v Eng at Melbourne 2014
  2       (-1)      Sarah Taylor     Eng       665       31.35   111       719 v Aus at Chelmsford 2013
  3       ( - )      C Edwards         Eng       658       32.01   108       808 v Pak at Taunton 2009
  4       (-2)      Deandra Dottin   WI       648!    23.82   141       648 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013
  5       ( - )      Suzie Bates       NZ       626       23.11   102       642 v SL at St Kitts (WP) 2010
  6       ( - )      Stafanie Taylor   WI       618       33.87   105       769 v NZ at St Lucia 2010
  7       ( - )      Mithali Raj       Ind       591     33.24   102       729 v WI at Ahmedabad 2011
  8=      (+1)      Clare Shillington Ire       554       21.08   100       611 v Pak at Dublin 2013
          ( - )      Jessica Cameron Aus       554       21.50   110       608 v Eng at Colombo (RPS) 2012
  10       ( - )      Poonam Raut     Ind       553       25.30   91       571 v Ban at Vadodara 2013

Selected other Irish Rankings

Rank   (+/-)    Player           Team     Pts       Ave     S/R     HS Rating
  19       (+12)    Isobel Joyce       Ire       494*!  23.88   100       494 v SA at Doha 2014
  34       (+4)      Cecelia Joyce     Ire       340*    21.53   68       358 v Pak at Solihull 2013
  48       (-9)      E Richardson     Ire       271*    15.64   79       320 v Pak at Dublin 2013
  49       (-3)      Laura Delany     Ire       260*    19.87   65       288 v Pak at Solihull 2013

Bowlers

Rank   (+/-)      Player           Team     Pts       Ave     Econ     HS Rating
  1       ( - )      Shanel Daley     WI       657       13.96   4.69     674 v Ind at St Kitts (WP) 2012
  2       (+3)      Danielle Hazell   Eng       651       17.29   5.20     684 v NZ at Chelmsford 2011
  3       ( - )      A Mohammed   WI       618       13.15   5.19     673 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2011
  4       (+2)      Marizanne Kapp SA       612       14.13   4.11     645 v Ire at Doha 2014
  5       (+23)    U Prabodhani     SL       605!    22.35   4.97     605 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2014
  6       (+1)      Stafanie Taylor   WI       603       15.62   5.37     632 v SL at Port-of-Spain 2012
  7       (-5)      Sadia Yousuf     Pak       599       14.16   4.86     641 v Ire at Doha 2014
  8       (+4)      Nida Dar           Pak       595       14.93   4.61     613 v SA at Doha 2014
  9       ( - )      Erin Osborne       Aus       594       24.25   5.84     630 v Ind at Galle 2012
  10       (-1)      S Quintyne         WI       591*!  15.35   5.29     591 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013

Selected other Irish Rankings

Rank   (+/-)    Player           Team     Pts       Ave     Econ     HS Rating
  44=    (-6)      Kim Garth         Ire       390*    16.76   5.01     423 v Pak at Dublin 2013
          (+11)    Louise McCarthy           Ire       390*    57.40   5.41     396 v Pak at Doha 2014
  46       (-5)      E Richardson     Ire       380*    35.00   5.06     412 v Pak at Dublin 2013

All-rounders
Rank   (+/-)    Player           Team     Pts     HS Rating
  1       ( - )      Stafanie Taylor   WI       373     420 v SL at Bridgetown 2012
  2       (+2)      S Siriwardena     SL       293!    293 v Ind at Visakhapatnam 2014
  3       (+7)      Isobel Joyce       Ire       263*/!  263 v SA at Doha 2014
  4       (-2)      Bismah Maroof   Pak       227/*  247 v Ire at Doha 2014
  5       (-2)      Shanel Daley     WI       220*/  241 v SL at Bridgetown 2012


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