South Africa fast bowler Shabnim Ismail has overtaken Megan Schutt of Australia to second place in the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings after playing an important part in a 2-1 series win over Pakistan.
Shabnim Ismail, a formerly top-ranked bowler who is one of the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month awards for her performances during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa.
Including a preceding three-match ODI series, finished with seven wickets in the T20Is, the highlight being a match-winning haul of five for 12 in the second match.
Pakistan left-arm spinner Anam Amin returned to the top ten rankings gaining seven spots to move to number ten in the list.
She was leading wicket-taker from the Pakistan side with four wickets to her name at a bowling average of 16.50 and an economy rate of 5.50.
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Amin was particularly impressive in the final T20I where she took 2 for 14 to help Pakistan register their solitary win of the tour.
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Marizanne Kapp, another nominee for the ICC Player of the Month awards that will be announced on Monday, has also moved up among bowlers, gaining 14 slots to reach 32nd position after grabbing four wickets in the series.
In the ICC Women’s T20I team rankings, South Africa and Pakistan have retained their fifth and seventh positions, respectively.