Sidra makes big leap as ICC announces latest Women’s ODI Rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan right-handed batter Sidra Ameen made a big gain in the ICC ODI Women’s Batting Rankings as she stormed into the top 40 of the rankings following her brilliant performance against Sri Lanka in the recently-concluded series.

Sidra, who enjoyed a delightful home series against Sri Lanka, jumped 19 places to secure her career-best 35th rank in the latest ODI batting rankings.

The right-handed batter scored 218 runs at an average of 72.66 including a century and half-century during a three-match series.

Sidra started the year on a high as she became just the first Pakistani woman batter to score a century in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. With her second this year against Sri Lanka, she has also levelled with Javeria Khan as the second batter to score two centuries for Pakistan in Women’s ODIs.

Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu, on the other hand, also returned to the rankings following her remarkable century against Pakistan in the third ODI, bolstering her to claim the 23rd ranking.

Australia’s Alyssa Healy still leads the ODI batter rankings after a dominating Women’s World Cup earlier this year.

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