Mithali, Brunt enter WC as top ranked players
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Mumbai, Jan 30: 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.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST
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