STATS: Women’s International Championship Batting Rankings

Australia’s 3-0 series victory versus South Africa this week brings to a close the largest international cricket tournament ever staged – 84 matches* played over 2½ years – offering the perfect opportunity to pull-together some pretty definitive rankings for batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders.

There will be little surprise as to who tops the batting rankings – Wisden’s 2014 women’s award winner, Meg Lanning, who scored 5 centuries and another 5 fifties in the championship, amassing well over 1000 runs in total.

The good news for the opposition though is that if you get Lanning out… in walks Ellyse Perry, ranked at No. 3 on our list! Martin Davies from WCB commented to us the other day that Perry is becoming more and more a batsman who bowls a bit, and there is little doubt that she would merit selection in anyone’s World XI, even if she didn’t bowl at all.

Only one batsman finished the tournament with a Strike Rate over 100 – Nat Sciver – the highest-ranked England player at No. 7. Though a few tail-enders also achieved a Strike Rate of 100+ on a handful of innings, Sciver did it across 16 innings, scoring 533 runs in total, including 6 fifties.

Also worth a mention are Chamari Atapattu and Javeria Khan, ranked at 14 and 15 respectively – it is one thing to score your runs against Pakistan and Sri Lanka (76% of Tammy Beaumont’s runs came against those two bottom-placed sides) but arguably more impressive to score them for those sides against the higher-ranked teams. (For the record, just 27% of Atapattu’s runs came against Pakistan, and only 27% (sic.) of Javeria’s runs were scored v Sri Lanka.)

Player Runs Strike Rate
1. Meg Lanning (AUS) 1232 95.28
2. Suzie Bates (NZ) 978 82.25
3. Ellyse Perry (AUS) 985 77.86
4. Amy Satterthwaite (NZ) 763 79.39
5. Stafanie Taylor (WI) 857 69.84
6. Nicole Bolton (AUS) 817 71.35
7. Nat Sciver (ENG) 533 102.89
8. Rachel Priest (NZ) 688 73.89
9. Lizelle Lee (SA) 616 82.35
10. Tammy Beaumont (ENG) 543 92.19
11. Heather Knight (ENG) 642 68.22
12. Deandra Dottin (WI) 592 71.67
13. Alex Blackwell (AUS) 513 80.28
14. Chamari Atapattu (SL) 591 65.66
15. Javeria Khan (PAK) 605 62.69
16. Smriti Mandhana (IND) 494 73.51
17. Hayley Matthews (WI) 478 69.98
18. Lauren Winfield (ENG) 480 69.16
19. Bismah Maroof (PAK) 546 60.26
20. Mithali Raj (IND) 535 61.07
21. Charlotte Edwards (ENG) 476 67.51
22. Mignon du Preez (SA) 529 59.1
23. Sophie Devine (NZ) 431 71.59
24. Trisha Chetty (SA) 482 62.92
25. Marizanne Kapp (SA) 418 71.45
26. Dane van Niekerk (SA) 460 59.89
27. Georgia Elwiss (ENG) 277 91.72
28. Harmanpreet Kaur (IND) 417 59.82
29. Prasadani Weerakkody (SL) 441 54.44
30. Kycia A Knight (WI) 372 57.49
31. Merissa Aguilleira (WI) 359 58.66
32. Shikha Pandey (IND) 239 87.54
33. Veda Krishnamurthy (IND) 290 69.37
34. Sarah Taylor (ENG) 223 81.68
35. Asmavia Iqbal (PAK) 249 70.53
36. Sana Mir (PAK) 333 49.92
37. Eshani Lokusuriyage (SL) 212 75.71
38. Elyse Villani (AUS) 237 64.93
39. Jhulan Goswami (IND) 203 73.28
40. Chloe Tryon (SA) 198 75
41. Dilani Manodara (SL) 261 55.76
42. Britney Cooper (WI) 207 66.99
43. Sune Luus (SA) 238 53.24
44. Nain Abidi (PAK) 231 53.59
45. Shemaine Campbelle (WI) 224 53.08
46. Marina Iqbal (PAK) 218 50.23
47. Shaquana Quintyne (WI) 187 55.16
48. Shashikala Siriwardene (SL) 199 51.28
49. Nipuni Hansika (SL) 186 52.99
50. Chamari Polgampolai (SL) 199 45.43

Ranking = Runs * Strike Rate

* In theory at least – though of course a few of those matches weren’t actually played! The next largest was the 1997 ICC Trophy – 82 matches, excluding warm-ups – thanks to Peter Griffiths of cricketarchive.com for the info on this!

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  1. Lanning and Perry have been astonishing though I agree with the point re the Sri Lanka and Pakistan players. With 1,153 runs, Javeria Khan is the 6th highest scorer in ODIs since the 2013 World Cup. Only Bates, Lanning, Perry, Satterthwaite and Stafanie Taylor have more. Bismah Maroof sits 9th with 1,080 and averages 40.10 in the ODIs she’s played vs AUS, ENG, IND, NZ, SA & WI during that period.

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