Proteas now boast THREE bowlers in top 10 of ODI rankings

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Ayabonga Khaka and Marizanne Kapp
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  • The Proteas bowlers made good ground in the latest ICC ODI rankings after their opening ODI against India.
  • Ayabonga Khaka broke into the Top 10 of the bowler rankings, while Shabnim Ismail also moved up.
  • Openers Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt also climbed up the ODI batting rankings.

Proteas women fast bowling duo Shabnim Ismail and Ayabonga Khaka have climbed in the latest ICC ODI rankings published on Tuesday.

The Proteas are in the midst of a five-match ODI series against India, winning the opening ODI comfortably by eight wickets.

Tuesday's ICC rankings update did not include the Proteas' nine-wicket loss in the second ODI on Tuesday morning.

On Sunday, Ismail delivered a player of the match performance as she took three for 28, which saw her leapfrog team-mate Marizanne Kapp and Australia's Megan Schutt.

Ismail moved up two places to second position in the list led by left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen of Australia.

Khaka gained three places after her 1/29 to reach 10th position, which sees three South African bowlers in the Top 10 of the women's rankings.

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Proteas openers Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt also moved up the batting rankings after their record 169-run stand.

Lee, who scored an unbeaten 83 on Sunday, climbed up three places to sit eighth to join Wolvaardt in the top rankings. Wolvaardt's brilliant 80 saw her up one place to sixth.

The five-match ODI series is levelled at 1-1 with the third ODI scheduled on Friday at 05:30 SA time.

ICC Women's ODI rankings:


1. Jess Jonassen (AUS) - 804

2. Shabnim Ismail (RSA) - 743

3. Megan Schutt (AUS) - 735 

4. Marizanne Kapp (RSA) - 729 

5. Jhulan Goswami (IND) - 691

6. Poonam Yadav (IND) - 678

7. Ellyse Perry (AUS) - 666 

8. Shikha Pandey (IND) - 662

9. Katherine Brunt (ENG) - 655

10. Ayabonga Khaka (RSA) - 640


1. Tammy Beaumont (ENG) - 765

2. Meg Lanning (AUS) - 749

3. Stafanie Taylor (WI) - 746

4. Alyssa Healy (AUS) - 741

5. Amy Satterthwaite (NZ) - 750

6. Laura Wolvaardt (RSA) - 725

7. Smriti Mandhana (IND) - 721

8. Lizelle Lee (RSA) - 712

9. Mithali Raj (IND) - 691

9. Ellyse Perry (AUS) - 691

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