Lee becomes No.1 batter in ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings

Dubai: South Africa opener Lizelle Lee has shot up seven spots to become the top-ranked batter in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings after an impressive run in the ongoing five-match series against India in which her side has taken a winning 3-1 lead.

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This is the second time that Lee has topped the ODI batting charts, having earlier taken the number one position in June 2018 when she had slammed 117 against England at Hove. Her reign that time only lasted for three days as she was overtaken by Australia’s Ellyse Perry. Lee remains the only South African to top the women’s ODI batting rankings.