West Indies captain and 100% Cricket Superstar Hayley Matthews has continued her excellent recent run by making giant strides on the latest MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings for bowlers.
Just seven days after she became the top ranked ODI all-rounder, Matthews has moved up eight places to equal third on the updated list for T20I bowlers on the back of her strong form during the ongoing series against New Zealand in the Caribbean.
Matthews collected career best figures of 4/12 during the third T20I against the Kiwis at North Sound and was rewarded by closing in on No.1 ranked T20I bowler Sophie Ecclestone of England as a result.
Team-mate Afy Fletcher has four wickets from the first three matches against New Zealand and re-enters the bowler rankings in 21st position following her time off on maternity leave.
Matthews also jumps up three spots to second on the latest T20I all-rounder rankings, with Kiwi veteran Sophie Devine now the only player rated in front of the West Indies star.
Devine holds on to her narrow lead at the top of the list for all-rounders, but drops one spot to fifth on the latest batter rankings after a haul of just 35 runs from the first three matches against the West Indies.
The biggest mover on the batter rankings is emerging India star Jemimah Rodrigues, who jumps four places to eighth following an impressive start to the Women’s Asia Cup tournament.
Rodrigues hit a classy 76 during India’s Asia Cup clash against Sri Lanka at the start of this month and the 22-year-old may rise even further if she can continue that upward trend.
Australia veteran Beth Mooney remains on top of the T20I batter rankings, with Rodrigues now one of three Indian players inside the top 10.
Fellow India players Smriti Mandhana (third) and Shafali Verma (seventh) remain ranked ahead of Rodrigues, while skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is in 13th place following a two-spot rise on the latest rankings.