West Indies women’s captain Hayley Matthews has risen to the top spot among all-rounders in the One-Day International format for the first time in her career.

The right-handed batter and off-spinner scored 88 runs and grabbed five wickets in the recent CG United ODI Series against New Zealand to secure the number one position in the ICC rankings announced earlier today.

Matthews, who has been a top ranked all-rounder in T20Is in the past, has also moved up three slots to 18th among batters and two places to sixth among bowlers.

She said she is excited about her cricket form this year.

She had high praises for assistant coach of the team, Jamaican Robert Samuels.

Hayley Matthews, West Indies captain.

West Indies Women will switch gears from Wednesday when they take on New Zealand in a five-match T20 International series.

First ball at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is noon Jamaica time. Both teams will be using this series as vital preparations in the lead-up to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa from February 9 to 26, 2023.