Beth Mooney Becomes World No.1 Batter, Natalie Sciver Regains Top Spot Among All-Rounders: Latest Women's ICC ODI Rankings

Beth Mooney, whose full name is Bethany Louise Mooney, is a celebrated Australian cricketer whose journey in the world of women's cricket has been nothing short of extraordinary. Born on January 14, 1994, in Shepparton, Victoria, Beth Mooney's dedication and talent have propelled her to the pinnacle of the sport. In this article, we delve into her background and career, focusing on her recent achievement as the new World No.1 ICC Women’s ODI batter in the latest Women's ICC ODI rankings.

Beth Mooney's Rise to No.1

In the most recent Women's ICC ODI rankings, Beth Mooney has achieved the highly coveted World No.1 position in the ICC Women’s ODI batter rankings. She has unseated Sri Lanka's Chamari Athapaththu from this prestigious spot. Mooney's remarkable journey to the top was powered by her stellar performances, notably her unbeaten scores of 81 and 33 in the first two matches of the ongoing three-match Ashes series.

Natalie Sciver's Outstanding Performance

Simultaneously, England's Natalie Sciver-Brunt has emerged as a shining star. During the second ODI, Natalie Sciver delivered an exceptional unbeaten innings of 111 off 99 balls, showcasing her incredible batting prowess. Furthermore, she proved her versatility with the ball by claiming two wickets in the first ODI, which led to England's victory by two wickets in Bristol.

Natalie Sciver Regains No.1 All-Rounder Position

Natalie Sciver's brilliance extends beyond batting, as she has also reclaimed the prestigious World No.1 position in the Women’s ICC ODI rankings for all-rounders. This remarkable achievement has seen West Indies captain Hayley Mathews relegated to the second position.

Ash Gardner's Versatility

Australian all-rounder Ash Gardner continues to shine as both a batswoman and a bowler. Her outstanding performance in the initial two ODIs, which included three crucial wickets and a valuable contribution of 54 runs, has propelled her to No.5 in the all-rounders' rankings and to the eighth position among bowlers.

Heather Knight's Ascension

England's captain, Heather Knight, demonstrated her leadership on the field by scoring an unbeaten 75 in the first ODI, leading her team to victory. Her remarkable performance has not gone unnoticed, as she climbed four places to secure the No.14 spot in the batters’ rankings.

Bangladesh Players Shine

Following Bangladesh's historic victory against India in the first ODI, several Bangladeshi players have received well-deserved recognition. Captain Nigar Sultana, the top-scorer with 39 runs, has ascended four spots to claim the No.31 position in the ODI rankings for batters. 

Beth Mooney's Career Highlights

A true keeper-batter combination, Beth Mooney began her cricket journey as a 16-year-old for Queensland Fire in the 2009-10 season. Her breakthrough came in the 2012-13 season when she averaged a remarkable 44, amassing four half-centuries.

Mooney's career took an international turn in 2016, making her T20 debut against India and her ODI debut against New Zealand, where she started with a half-century.

Over time, Beth Mooney transformed into a specialist opener, earning accolades such as the ICC T20I Player of the Year and the Emerging Player of the Year in 2017. Her partnership with Alyssa Healy at the top of the batting order played a crucial role in Australia's success in the 2018 World T20.

A Glorious Path Forward

The remarkable journey of Beth Mooney to become the World No.1 ICC Women’s ODI batter and the outstanding performances of players like Natalie Sciver and Ash Gardner exemplify the ever-evolving talent in women's cricket. 

Who is the new World No.1 ICC Women’s ODI batter?
Beth Mooney from Australia has claimed the top spot.
What notable achievement led to Beth Mooney's rise in the rankings?
The unbeaten scores of Beth Mooney - 81 and 33 in the first two matches of the Ashes series played a significant role.
Who is the new World No.1 among all-rounders in Women’s ICC ODI rankings?
Natalie Sciver, representing England, has regained the top spot.