She might be the best player in the world right now… she might have more ODI centuries than any other woman ever, after she passed Charlotte Edwards record 9 during this series… but for once Meg Lanning isn’t at the top of our batting rankings, covering the T20 and ODI Rosebowl series between Australia and New Zealand.
Instead, it is Amy Satterthwaite who rules the roost with the blade – she has been in spectacular international nick over the past few months, and after dominating New Zealand’s series with South Africa last October, she continued her rich vein of form here, including a match-winning century in the 1st ODI.
For the Australians, Beth Mooney had a break-out series, almost certainly confirming her ticket to England in the summer; but Elyse Villani was actually arguably even more important, with a big Strike Rate of 118, coming in a bit further down the order at 4 or 5, having usually opened in her international career to date; and it clearly worked, so you’d think this is probably where we are likely to see her batting during the World Cup.
|1. Amy Satterthwaite (NZ)||6||269||86|
|2. Meg Lanning (AUS)||6||237||91|
|3. Elyse Villani (AUS)||6||179||118|
|4. Beth Mooney (AUS)||6||232||83|
|5. Suzie Bates (NZ)||6||204||82|
|6. Katey Martin (NZ)||6||171||86|
|7. Alex Blackwell (AUS)||5||149||86|
|8. Rachel Priest (NZ)||6||146||74|
|9. Katie Perkins (NZ)||5||108||99|
|10. Alyssa Healy (AUS)||6||77||99|
Ranking = Runs * Strike Rate