Monday, December 4, 2023

Sri Lanka women’s players achieve career-high ratings on rankings update

Ahost of Sri Lanka players have been rewarded with new career-high ratings on the latest MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Rankings update.

Sri Lanka recently hosted Bangladesh for a three-game ODI series in Colombo and it was the home side that came away victorious despite some inclement weather marring the series.

While there was no result achieved in the opening match and the second game was completely abandoned, Sri Lanka cruised to a 58-run victory in the third and final game of the series to clinch a 1-0 result.

Chamari Athapaththu was on song with both bat and ball in that series decider, with the Sri Lanka skipper contributing a quickfire 64 at the top of the order to help her side post 186/5 and then picking up a valuable wicket in reply as Bangladesh were bundled out for just 128.

Athapaththu maintained her spot in seventh on the latest ODI rankings for batters, while also rising to career-high ratings on the list for bowlers (up six places to 58th) and all-rounders (up three places to equal 13th) as a result.

The veteran wasn’t the only Sri Lanka player to achieve career-best ratings following the series, with youngster Kavisha Dilhari (up seven places to 56th on the list for batters) and experienced duo Inoka Ranaweera (up two places to 16th on the list for bowlers) and Oshadi Ranasinghe (up seven spots to 44th on the list for bowlers) also hitting new marks.

Ranasinghe’s five-wicket haul was a major reason behind Sri Lanka’s victory, while left-hander Harshitha Samarawickrama rocketed up nine places to 36th overall on the ODI batter rankings after making a strong contribution of 45* from 48 deliveries after coming into bat at No.3.

Source – ICC

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