Stefanie Taylor is top female T20 batter in the world

Stefanie Taylor

In women’s cricket, West Indies skipper Stefanie Taylor who hails from Jamaica, is the top female T20 batter in the world while Barbados -born Hayley Matthews leads the all-rounder category in the latest International Cricket Council One Day International (ODI) and T20I rankings.

Taylor topped the T20I batting rankings with 678 points, while her teammate Deandra Dottin from Barbados was fourth with 622 points. Taylor also featured in the ODI rankings where she is fourth in bowling with 626 points and second in the all-rounder category with 377 points.

Matthews leads the T20I bowling and all-rounder categories with 631 and 288 points respectively.  Taylor with 286 and Dottin 278 points respectively round out the top three in the all-rounder category. Anisa Mohammed from Trinidad and Tobago was fourth in the bowling rankings with 608 points.

The Windies women’s cricket team just completed a clean sweep against Sri Lanka, with series wins in the ODIs and T20Is at home, and have been congratulated by Cricket West Indies for their successful campaign.

Next on the agenda for the  Windies Women will be a tour of New Zealand in March 2018.

Both teams will do battle in three ODIs and five T20Is.

The West Indies women’s cricket team will play the hosts in the first ODI on March 4 at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln University with the second set for the same venue on March 8.

The venue changes for the final ODI which will be played at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on March 11.

The action switches to the T20i on March 14 when the first match will be played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The second match will be played at the same venue on March 16.

Pukekura Park in New Plymouth will host the next two matches on March 20 and 22 with the final match in the series set for Seddon Park in Hamilton on March 25.