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DUBAI---West Indies all-rounder Stafanie
Taylor will start the upcoming three-match
One-Day International (ODI) series against
England as the top-ranked player.
The Jamaican opener is ranked the top
player across the Reliance ICC Women s
Player Rankings for ODIs.
Taylor leads all three rankings tables---
batting, bowling and all-rounder---and is
the only player in history (man or woman)
to ever be number one in both batting and
bowling rankings in either Test or ODI cricket
at the same time.
The latest Reliance ICC Women s Player
Rankings for ODIs were updated at the end
of West Indies 2-1 series win in a three-
match series against visiting New Zealand
that finished in Jamaica earlier this month.
England captain Charlotte Edwards is in
third place of the Reliance ICC Women s
While India readies to bid adieu to Sachin
Tendulkar, West Indians across the islands back
home will have their own moment to celebrate
at the Wankhede Stadium. While Tendulkar will
make his 200th and final Test appearance, the
Mumbai Test will be Shivnarine Chanderpaul s
"Shiv has been our Tendulkar and his longevity
and contribution to cricket are unmatched. He s
a great player and has been a great ambassador
for West Indian cricket. Along with Sachin, we
will also be celebrating our champion s milestone,"
says skipper Darren Sammy.
Chanderpaul, 39, had become the most-capped
West Indian Test cricketer two years ago against
India in Roseau, Dominica, when he went past
Courtney Walsh s record of 132 matches. His tally
currently stands at 148 Tests in which he s scored
10,830 runs at 51.81 with 28 centuries.
"Shiv s our own legend. He s still going strong
and scoring a lot of runs. He s another phenomenal
person. Laidback guy and very easy to relate to.
I have played 97 Tests and most of them with
Shiv. We have shared great moments on and off
the field," says Chris Gayle.
Throughout his career, Chanderpaul has
remained a scourge for India. The plucky left-
hander with the unique stance averages 65.74 in
23 Tests against India, and 54.55 in six Tests in
"In my opinion Shiv s greatest moment was he
and Sarwan scoring hundreds during the world-
record chase (418) against Australia in Antigua in
2003," says Gayle.
Gayle feels that the Guyanese veteran looks
hungry and fit enough to continue plugging away
for a few more years. And the aggressive opener
doesn t think his teammate is anywhere close to
Player Rankings for ODI Batters and, in the second
ODI of the upcoming series, will become only the
second women s captain to lead her side in 100 or
Only Australia s former skipper and ICC Hall of
Famer Belinda Clarke has captained more than
Edwards (101 ODIs).
To date, Edwards has led her side in 98 ODIs, win-
ning 61, losing 31, and recording six no results. She
has also skippered 66 Twenty20 Internationals---
more than any other women s captain---winning 50
and losing 14, with one no-result and one tied
encounter. Edwards has also led her side in seven
Tests, after making her Test debut in July 1996 against
In the Reliance ICC Women s Player Rankings for
ODI Bowlers, England will be without the services
of number-two ranked Katherine Brunt, but the other
bowlers inside the top 10 who are likely to be in
action for the visiting side are Jenny Gunn in seventh
spot and Holly Colvin in 10th.
For West Indies, apart from top-ranked Taylor,
who was the leading wicket-taker in the recent series
against New Zealand (11) and player of the series,
the others inside the top 10 likely to feature in the
series are Shanel Daley in fourth place and Anisa
Mohammed in sixth.
The West Indies play England in three ODIs, includ-
ing two day/night matches at the Queen s Park Oval
in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The first game begins
tomorrow, followed by the day/night fixtures on
Friday and Sunday.
Windies looks for inspiration
from world's top player
Stafanie Taylor shows off her man of the
match award in the final of the Tri Series
match against England on Saturday night.
PHOTO COURTESY WINDIESCRICKET.COM
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