COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC):
Outstanding West Indies all-rounder Stafanie Taylor is in all three categories of top players in the Reliance ICC Women's T20I Player Rankings, which were launched here yesterday.
Jamaican Taylor is in fourth place on 605 rating points among the batters, headed by her namesake Sarah Taylor of England with 691.
The 21-year-old Stafanie Taylor won the 2012 ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year award in Colombo on September 15 and was also the Women's Cricketer of the Year in 2011.
Sarah Taylor was the 2012 ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year.
Stafanie Taylor holds second position as the only West Indian among the all-rounders' rankings with 353 points, and is in 14th place among the bowlers.
Another West Indian, Deandra Dottin, the attacking 21-year-old Barbadian, is fifth in the batters' list with 590 points, while a third West Indies player, Stacy-Ann King, 29, of Trinidad & Tobago, is at No. 15 on 504 points.
Apart from Stafanie Taylor, three other West Indians are in the bowlers' list. They are Shanel Daley, the 23-year-old Jamaican, ranked third; Anisa Mohammed, 24, of Trinidad and Tobago at No. 5 and 19-year-old Guyanese Shemaine Campbelle, at No. 18.
The launch took place just two days before the start of ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Galle on September 26.
Sanjay Behl, group head, brand and marketing, Reliance, said: "Nearly a year after the Reliance ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings were launched, it is an exciting time for us to be announcing the launch of the Reliance ICC Women's T20I Player Rankings.
"It is an important addition to the rankings bouquet that Reliance has so proudly supported for the past few years. Some of world's best women's cricketers will now have a great opportunity to battle for top spots on the table," he added.
Campbell Jamieson, the ICC's general manager, commercial, said: "The quantum and quality of women's T20I cricket meant that this was the right time to launch the Reliance ICC Women's T20I Player Rankings. The launch takes place just two days before the ICC Women's World Twenty20, which means it will give an additional context to the tournament."