In-form Australia batter closes in on rare rankings double

Australian cricket is celebrating a double dose of dominance! Not only are the Meg Lanning-led Women in Yellow the reigning ODI World Champions, but their star batter, Beth Mooney, is on the cusp of achieving a remarkable feat in the ICC rankings.

The latest ICC Women’s ODI Batter Rankings update brings good news for Australian cricket fans. Left-handed batter Beth Mooney has continued her impressive form, climbing one position to reach number three. This surge puts her within touching distance of a rare double – holding the top spot in both white-ball formats (ODI and T20I).

Mooney’s recent exploits against South Africa solidified her status as one of the world’s most consistent batters. Just a week prior, she dethroned her teammate, Tahlia McGrath, to claim the number one ranking in T20Is. Now, her sights are set on dethroning England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt for the top spot in ODIs.

MOVING ON UP: Mooney’s Rise in the Rankings

Mooney’s journey to the top has been one of dedication and consistent performance. Here’s a closer look at her recent rise in the rankings:

  • T20I Dominance: Her stellar batting performances have been instrumental in propelling her to the top of the T20I rankings.
  • Climbing the ODI Ladder: The latest ODI rankings update reflects her consistent run of scores. Her recent half-century against South Africa played a crucial role in her jump to number three.
NOT JUST MOONEY: Australian All-Rounders Making Strides

While Mooney takes center stage with her batting prowess, the update also brings positive news for other members of the Australian squad.

  • Ashleigh Gardner’s All-Round Brilliance: The talented all-rounder, Ashleigh Gardner, has climbed two spots to reach number four in the ODI bowling rankings. Her economical five-over spell with a wicket against the Proteas showcases her well-rounded skillset.
  • Kim Garth’s Rise: Young gun Kim Garth has also impressed, jumping four spots to reach a career-best ranking of joint-38th in the ODI bowling rankings. Her two-wicket haul in a Player of the Match performance against South Africa is a testament to her growing talent.
  • Ellyse Perry’s Veteran Presence: The ever-reliable Ellyse Perry continues to be a valuable asset for Australia. While her climb in the rankings might not be as dramatic, her rise to joint-11th in the ODI all-rounders’ list highlights her enduring contribution to the team.
A Team Effort: Australia’s Ranking Supremacy

Mooney’s individual brilliance is a reflection of the team’s overall dominance in women’s cricket. Australia’s strong showing in recent matches has not only propelled individual players up the rankings but also solidified their position as a force to be reckoned with.

  • Dominant World Champions: They are the current holders of the prestigious ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup trophy, a testament to their consistent excellence.
  • A Deep Batting Line-up: Australia boasts a formidable batting line-up with several players consistently featuring in the top rankings. This depth provides a significant advantage in international matches.
  • Balanced Bowling Attack: Their bowling attack is equally impressive, with a variety of options to keep the opposition batters in check.
In conclusion: A Bright Future for Australian Women’s Cricket

With players like Beth Mooney leading the charge, Australian Women’s Cricket is in a golden era. Mooney’s potential to achieve a historic ranking double and the overall team’s strong showing across formats paint a bright picture for the future. As they continue to refine their skills and dominate on the international stage, fans can expect to see even more Australian players etching their names at the top of the ICC rankings.

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