Proteas star Shabnim Ismail moves to 2nd in ICC T20 rankings

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Proteas fast bowler Shabnim Ismail has overtaken Australia's Megan Schutt in second place on the ICC Women's T20 rankings after South Africa's 2-1 series win over Pakistan.

Ismail finished as the leading wicket-taker with seven wickets for the series, which included a match-winning haul of five for 12 in the second T20.

In the series opener last Friday, Ismail became only the fourth bowler in T20 women's cricket to claim 100 wickets.

Ismail is currently one of the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month award for her performances during Pakistan's tour of South Africa.

Proteas all-rounder Marizanne Kapp, who is another nominee for the ICC Player of the Month award, has also moved up among the bowlers, gaining 14 slots to reach 32nd position after grabbing four wickets in the series.

On the batting front, star batter Laura Wolvaardt moved up one place to 28th and Tazmin Brits, who scored up an unbeaten 52 and 66, jumped up 52 places to a career-best 37th.

Proteas stand-in captain Sune Luus has moved up two places to 43rd position in Thursday's rankings update.

In the ICC Women's T20 team rankings, South Africa and Pakistan have retained their fifth and seventh positions, respectively.

CC Women's T20 rankings:


1. Sophie Ecclestone (ENG) - 777

2. Shabnim Ismail (RSA) - 764

3. Megan Schutt (AUS) - 753

4. Amelia Kerr (NZ) - 739

5. Jess Jonassen (AUS) - 730

Jhulan Goswami (IND) - 691

6. Deepti Sharma (IND) - 716

7. Radha Yadav (IND) - 705

8. Poonam Yadav (IND) - 698

9. Sarah Glenn (END) - 684

10. Anam Amin (PAK) - 874


1. Beth Mooney (AUS) - 748

2. Suzie Bates (NZ) - 745

3. Shafali Verma (IND) - 744

4. Sophie Devine (NZ) - 738

5. Meg Lanning (AUS) - 712

6. Alyssa Healy (AUS) - 705

7. Smriti Mandhana (IND) - 693

8. Stafanie Taylor (WI) - 658

9. Jemimah Rodrigues (IND) - 643

10. Natalie Sciver (ENG) - 629

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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