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“England Stars Receive Rankings Boost Ahead of T20 World Cup”

England’s impressive performance during their ongoing tour of New Zealand has resulted in several players making significant gains in the latest ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings, just months ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

Heather Knight’s team secured a convincing 4-1 series victory over New Zealand in the five-match T20I series and started the ODI leg of the tour strongly with a notable win in the opening 50-over contest in Wellington.

Off-spinner Charlie Dean emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the T20I series, claiming seven wickets, which propelled her nine places up the rankings to second, just behind teammate Sophie Ecclestone.

Pacer Lauren Bell climbed six places to 12th, while all-rounder Nat Sciver advanced eight spots to 47th. On the New Zealand side, Amelia Kerr rose two places to 13th in the T20I bowler rankings.

England opener Maia Bouchier topped the run-scoring charts in the T20I series with 223 runs at an impressive average of 55.75. Her stellar performance saw her surge 28 places to joint 25th in the latest T20I batter rankings.

Captain Heather Knight maintained her position in 23rd place, while youngster Alice Capsey jumped eight places to 30th. Beth Mooney from Australia continues to lead the rankings, with England’s Alice Capsey closely following in 30th position.

In the ODI rankings, Australia’s Ellyse Perry moved up one place to fifth among batters after her contributions in the series against Bangladesh. Her teammate Kim Garth climbed five spots to 22nd in the bowler rankings. Bangladesh’s Rabeya Khan gained four places to reach 47th in the ODI bowler rankings.

England’s Amy Jones achieved a career-high rating after her Player of the Match performance in the opening ODI against New Zealand, where she scored an unbeaten 92 off 83 balls. Jones climbed 10 places to 17th in the ODI batter rankings. Suzie Bates from New Zealand improved five spots to 11th after her half-century in the same match. Additionally, England’s Kate Cross and New Zealand’s Jess Kerr also saw upward movements in the rankings after their performances in Wellington.

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