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West Indies’ Hayley Matthews consolidates his position as the No. 1 T20I all-rounder

West Indies Women’s team captain Hayley Matthews has consolidated her position as the undisputed No. 1 all-rounder in Women’s Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), according to the latest rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Following the weekly performance update, the ICC confirmed Matthews’ continued dominance in the T20I player rankings. The 26-year-old Barbados all-rounder, named the ICC Women’s T20I Player of the Year for 2023, excelled in her recent performances during the five-match series against hosts Pakistan, which her team won 4-1. Matthews’ stellar performances in the series took her to the top five in all three T20I ranking categories.

In the updated rankings, Matthews moved up one place to third in the T20I batting rankings, climbed one place to fifth in the bowler rankings and maintained her significant lead at the top of the all-rounder category. In her remarkable series against Pakistan, she amassed 205 runs and claimed seven wickets.

Throughout the series, Matthews showed her prowess with both bat and ball. Despite a rare duck in the series opener, she delivered an economical spell of one for 14 in her allotted four overs. In the subsequent matches, she contributed significantly with the bat, scoring smoothly and making valuable contributions with the ball.

Consideration for the ICC Player of the Month Award for April

Matthews’ exceptional performances also earned her consideration for the ICC Player of the Month award for April. In the two white-ball formats of T20Is and One-Day Internationals, she amassed 451 runs and picked up 12 wickets, further cementing her status as a top performer in women’s cricket.

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Furthermore, the ICC revealed notable progress for other West Indian women’s players in the rankings. Vice-captain Shemaine Campbelle climbed 16 places to 70th in the batting rankings, while leg-spinner Afy Fletcher rose 16 places to 25th in the bowling rankings. Despite these individual achievements, the West Indian Women’s team currently occupies the sixth position in the team rankings.

Matthews’ consistent excellence on the field continues to underline her status as a premier all-rounder in women’s cricket, contributing significantly to the success and competitiveness of the West Indies Women’s team on the world stage.