Taylor also occupied fourth place in the allrounder rankings, behind only Marizanne Kapp, Natalie Sciver and Ellyse Perry
Taylor contributed with both bat and ball during West Indies’ win last week, taking the crucial wicket of Eimear Richardson on her way to finishing with 2 for 15, before scoring an unbeaten 54-ball 41 to steer a chase of 160. That performance took her to 676 ranking points in the batting list, and to 319 points in the allrounder table, behind only Marizanne Kapp (384), Natalie Sciver (372) and Ellyse Perry (365).
In that same game, Matthews chipped in with figures of 10-3-20-2, removing Ireland captain Laura Delany and Orla Prendergast in a single over. She came out of the game with a career-best 272 ranking points in the allrounder list, joining joining Katherine Brunt and Jess Jonassen in a three-way tie at eighth.
On Saturday, the women’s ODI World Cup qualifying event in Zimbabwe was called off after travel restrictions were imposed on large parts of southern Africa following the detection of a new Covid-19 variant, called Omicron, in the region.