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Mithali, Brunt enter World Cup as top ranked players

Mumbai, Jan 30, 2013 (PTI)

India skipper Mithali Raj will enter the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 as the number-one ranked batswoman on the Reliance ICC Women's Player Rankings for ODI batters.

Raj, who is appearing in her fourth successive women's World Cup, will lead her side in the opening match of the tournament on January 31 at the Brabourne Stadium in a Group A match against the West Indies.

Other teams in Group A include champion England and Sri Lanka. Group B contains Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan.


The tournament is scheduled to be held from January 31 to February 17 in Mumbai and Cuttack.
Raj currently tops the batting table with 767 ratings points. West Indies' Stafanie Taylor is ranked second, 22 ratings points behind.

The England duo of Sarah Taylor and Lydia Greenway  are third and fourth respectively, while New Zealand's Amy Satterthwaite in fifth spot completes the top five.

The fight for the top slot in the Player Rankings for ODI bowlers is even more interesting. England's Katherine Brunt currently heads the table with 777 ratings points. But Brunt will face a tough challenge from Australia's Lisa Sthalekar, who is currently second with 764 ratings points.

India's Jhulan Goswami at third, Ellyse Perry of Australia in fourth and England's Laura Marsh in fifth are the other bowlers in the top 10 who are likely to make improvements.

Taylor is currently the clear leader in the Player Rankings for ODI all-rounders' with 453 ratings points, followed by Lisa Sthalekar in second place and New Zealand's Nicola Browne in third.

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