Former Pakistan captain Sana Mir has bagged the top rank in ICC Women’s ODI Bowler Rankings with her impressive performances with the ball in the ODI series against Australia.
She managed to take 24 wickets in 9 matches in the ICC Women’s Championship. In the recently concluded 3-match ODI series against Australia, she took a total of 7 wickets.
Prior to Sana Mir’s rise to no.1 in the rankings, Australia’s Jess Jonassen was the former topper in the ICC list.
Alhamdolillah ! Thanks to the Almighty for giving me strength to keep going.— Sana Mir (@mir_sana05) October 23, 2018
Thanks to my parents,family,friends & mentor for unconditional love.
This is a team effort of support staff and players who have helped me excel. I Thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart ????????? https://t.co/2KTxKeHcdO
Earlier this year, the ICC decided to award international status to all T20 matches played between member countries, which resulted in the bifurcation of earlier combined T20/ODI rankings. The system moves away from the combined rankings in place earlier and there is now a separate ICC Women’s ODI Team Rankings table with 10 teams, in line with the men’s rankings, which are separate for each format.
Tributes poured in from around the as Mir became the first Pakistan women’s player to achieve the feat.
New number one! ??@mir_sana05 is the first Pakistan player to top the @MRFWorldwide ICC Women's ODI Rankings, becoming the top ranked bowler! ????— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) October 24, 2018
?? https://t.co/CDqXzot8zi… pic.twitter.com/I5btKHDX9Z
Congratulations (again ??) @mir_sana05 on being named @ICC No 1 bowler for ODIs. Love the ranking system as it highlights individuals who are performing at the highest level. ???????????? #offiesclub pic.twitter.com/eLHrcrZ6Yn— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 23, 2018
Congrats @mir_sana05, well deserved. May your every success inspire the generation to dream bigger, and may your parents be proud of you, Ameen ????— Shoaib Malik ???? (@realshoaibmalik) October 23, 2018
#1 #PakistanZindabad ???? pic.twitter.com/N5GKPMiT3O
Congratulations @mir_sana05 for getting to no1 in icc women’s odi bowling rankings. ?????? ????????????— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) October 23, 2018
Well done @mir_sana05 to get the honour for Pakistan to become NO1 bowler in women’s icc ODI ranking , stay blessed— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 23, 2018