Proteas Star All-Rounder Marizanne Kapp Shoots Up ICC Rankings

South Africa’s star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp is making big moves in the ICC rankings. She has moved up a whopping seven places and now occupies the second spot in the ICC Women's ODI Bowling Rankings. Kapp’s recent performances saw her pick up four wickets in the last two ODI’s which saw her now just behind top-ranked England spinner Sophie Ecclestone. Photo: Marizanne Kapp on X

South Africa’s star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp is making big moves in the ICC rankings, moving up a whopping seven places to now occupy the second spot in the ICC Women’s ODI Bowling Rankings. Kapp’s recent performances saw her pick up four wickets in the last two ODI’s which means she is now just behind top-ranked England spinner Sophie Ecclestone. 

Kapp played a crucial role in the Proteas Women’s historic win over their long-time rivals Australia. She scored 75 runs and took three wickets for 12 runs which saw her team secure their first-ever ODI victory over the Southern Stars. This performance means Kapp also maintained her eighth-place position on the battling list and she held on to the top spot in the ODI all-rounders’ rankings. 

Kapp increased her points tally from 658 to 668 in the batting rankings and from 388 to 452 in the all-rounders’ rankings.

She isn’t the only South African making moves, Chloe Tryon made some gains as she moved up one place to 20th among batters, and also advanced seven places to 43rd among bowlers. 

Tryon also reached a first as she made the top-10  for all-rounders for the first time after some useful performances in the two matches. Anneke Bosche is up 13 places to 68th among batters and Masabata Klaas gained two places up two to 24th among bowlers. 

Australia also had several players moving up in the rankings after completing a 2-1 win and ending the series at the top of the ICC Women’s Championship table. All-rounder Tahlia McGrath, named Player of the Match in the final match after smashing 44 off 35 balls and grabbing three for 23, has progressed four places to 30th among batters, five places to 60th among bowlers, and to 21st in the list of all-rounders. Alana King (77th in batting and 13th in bowling) and Kim Garth (96th in batting and 28th in bowling) have also made notable progress.

In the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings, Thailand player Naruemoi Chaiwai’s 83 not out against Kuwait in the Asian Cricket Council Women’s Premier Cup has lifted her two places to 44th position. The UAE trio of Theertha Sathish (up one place to 57th), Kavisha Egodge (up three places to 62nd), and Esha Oza (up four places to 68th) have also moved up the batting rankings.

MeanwhileAmy Hunter was named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month after she was in blistering form with the bat for Ireland in their T20I series victory over Zimbabwe last month.

The teenager scored an amazing 101 not out of just 66 balls, which saw the team win the first match by 57 runs. Hunter then followed up the magnificent century with 77 and 42 runs in the second and third outings respectively as Ireland comfortably secured the series win away from home.

Her epic display with the bat has seen her score 220 over the three T20I matches and she had an impressive strike rate of 144.73. She also became the first Ireland player to win the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award since Arlene Kelly won back in August 2023.

“It’s an honour to win the ICC Women’s Player of the Month award for January. To be on a shortlist alongside two of the world’s best is something that I am immensely proud of,” said Hunter

“It’s been an amazing start to the year, with two convincing series wins against Zimbabwe. I am pleased to have been able to contribute to the team’s success and hope to continue to do so.”


Original Copy: ICC, with editing by gsport

Photo caption: South Africa’s star all-rounder Marizanne Kapp is making big moves in the ICC rankings. She has moved up a whopping seven places and now occupies the second spot in the ICC Women’s ODI Bowling Rankings. Kapp’s recent performances saw her pick up four wickets in the last two ODI’s which saw her now just behind top-ranked England spinner Sophie Ecclestone. Photo: Marizanne Kapp on X

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