Stafanie Taylor returns to top spot

West Indies Stafanie Taylor
West Indies Stafanie Taylor plays a shot during their ICC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semifinal match against Australia in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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West Indies Women Captain, Stafanie Taylor has reclaimed the top batting and all-rounders’ spots in the latest International Cricket Council women player rankings announced last week by the governing body.
The 36-year-old jumped four spots to displace India stroker-maker, Mithali Raj from the top of the batting charts and rose two places in the all-rounders charts to knock Australian Ellyse Perry off her spot.
It is the first time in seven years Taylor has found herself as the top-ranked batsman, while returning to the top all-rounders’ rankings for the first-time in four years.
Taylor has made moves in the bowling rankings, leaping three spots to 16, with Australian Jess Jonassen holding on to the top spot.
The Jamaican has been in top form in the recent five-match One-Day-International series against Pakistan Women, in which the host won four  matches.
She struck an unbeaten 105 in the opening game, powering her side to a five-wicket victory after they easily chased down 206 for victory at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Taylor said she was relieved to finally score her sixth One-Day-International century, following an eight-year drought.
She also grabbed three wickets which earned her Player of the Match award.
She did not bat in the second ODI, with Anisa Mohammed leading the squad.

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