On reading the table below, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that our rankings system doesn’t really work in a mulit-format series. Difficult… but not impossible! The other way of looking at it is that Danni Wyatt and Beth Mooney “hacked the system” with their remarkable innings in that unprecedented final T20, and that is what has landed them at the top of the list. Wyatt and Mooney’s huge Strike Rates in those innings propelled them ahead of both Ellyse Perry – 200 in the Test – and Heather Knight – four 50s in the series – both of whom scored far more runs over the 7 games.
In the battle of the ‘keepers, Alyssa Healy just pips Sarah Taylor – interestingly they ended the series with exactly the same Strike Rate, but the Aussie scored 43 more runs, despite actually batting one less innings.
Another player whose ranking is boosted by maintaining a good Strike Rate is Katherine Brunt. Brunt’s Strike Rate of 97 is by far the highest of any player on either side who played in all 7 games (the next highest is Rachel Haynes’ 84) and means she edges ahead of Nat Sciver in the rankings, as she continues to push her claim for all-rounder status at international as well as domestic level.
|1. Danni Wyatt||3||169||155|
|2. Beth Mooney||4||247||101|
|3. Ellyse Perry||7||351||63|
|4. Heather Knight||7||335||62|
|5. Alyssa Healy||7||238||81|
|6. Sarah Taylor||7||195||81|
|7. Rachel Haynes||7||187||84|
|8. Tammy Beaumont||7||227||53|
|9. Katherine Brunt||7||113||97|
|10. Nat Sciver||7||139||72|
Batting Ranking = Runs * Strike Rate