Taylor remains top of batting rankings

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor's 324 runs saw her finish up as the leading run-scorer at the World Cup

Leading World Cup run-scorer Claire Taylor has consolidated her place at the top of the one-day international women’s batting rankings while off-spinner Laura Marsh has surged 12 places up the bowling ladder.

Taylor, who has topped the batting list since the rankings were introduced in October, amassed 324 runs during England’s victorious campaign.

Team-mate Sarah Taylor rises one place to third - her highest ranking - while England captain Charlotte Edwards remains in the top 10, despite dropping two to eighth. Taylor’s opening partner Caroline Atkins is closing in on the top 10, up three to 11th.

Marsh, the World Cup’s most potent bowler with 16 wickets, rises to a career-high 15th but still has a way to go to become England’s leading bowler.

Above Marsh sit Holly Colvin (fourth), Isa Guha (fifth), Jenny Gunn (ninth), Katherine Brunt (10th) and Nicky Shaw (12th).

India skipper Jhulan Goswami’s fine Super Six form sees her assume top spot with Shelley Nitschke hot on her heels in second.