Matthews climbs to top of all-rounders rankings
LONDON, England (CMC):
West Indies Women's captain Hayley Matthews has topped the all-rounders charts in the ICC one-day International rankings for the first time in her career.
The 24-year-old, a stylish top order batsman and steady off-spinner, jumped four places after scoring 88 runs and taking five wickets in the just-concluded 2-1 series defeat to New Zealand Women in Antigua.
Matthews also moved up four places in the batting rankings to 18th and two places the bowling rankings to sixth - the highest rank for a West Indies bowler.
She is also the only bowler from the Caribbean side in the top 20, fast bowlers Shamilia Connell (27th) and Shakera Selman (28th) the next best in the rankings.
In the batting, recently retired right-hander Deandra Dottin is the highest ranked West Indies player at 13th, with former skipper Stafanie Taylor rising two places to 14th, following her half-century in the last match of the recent series.
Matthews has scored three hundreds in 1,582 runs from 72 ODIs, and taken 83 wickets at 24.
Australian Alyssa Healy tops the batting rankings in an unchanged top-10 while England left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone leads the bowling rankings in an unchanged top five.