Thailand batter Natthakan Chatham and Netherlands’ Babette de Leede gained big in the latest ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings released on Tuesday after doing well in their recent four-match series.
Thailand completed an emphatic 4-0 series sweep over the Netherlands last week and their experienced opener Natthakan Chatham made one of the biggest moves on the latest rankings update for batters.
Chatham scored a brilliant century and two half-centuries during the series and her 267 runs at an average of 66.75 saw the 26-year-old finish as the leading run scorer for the two sides.
The efforts saw the talented right-hander rise 40 places to 49th overall on the latest ODI rankings for batters, while Dutch counterpart Babette de Leede also made giant strides. De Leede hit a team-high 159 runs at an average of just less than 40 during the four games and was duly rewarded with a 41-place rise to equal 47th on the batter rankings.
There was also some movement on the latest list for ODI bowlers following the completion of that series in Chiangmai, with young Netherlands pacer Iris Zwilling and Thailand spinner Suleeporn Laomi the biggest movers.
The duo finished the series as joint leading wicket-takers with 10 scalps apiece and both players moved up the latest list for bowlers as a result.
Twenty-one-year-old Zwilling rises 27 places to 58th overall, while Laomi moves from outside the top 100 to 68th following her eye-catching efforts.