Clare Shillington and Ciara Metcalfe are both included in the top twenty of the ICC T20 rankings announced this morning.

Both players have announced that next month's T20 World Cup in the West Indies will be their swansong on the international stage after long and successful careers for the Girls in Green.

'Shillers' is in 19th position in the batting, which is topped by New Zealander Suzie Bates.

Leg-spinner Metcalfe is in 15th position in the bowling ranks, with Australia's Megan Schutt at the top.

The ICC announced team rankings for all countries in the format - Ireland are in 10th position - the same as their ODI ranking.

Women’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 12 October):

 

BATTING (top 20)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                 Team     Points    Avge     S/R        Highest Rating

   1         (+1)        Suzie Bates          NZ          682       30.27     112        687 v Aus at Brisbane - AB 2018

  2         (-1)         Stafanie Taylor     Win        671       36.97     106        772 v NZ at St Lucia 2010

   3         ( - )         Meg Lanning        Aus        652       35.16     119        722 v Win at Melbourne 2014

   4         (+1)        Deandra Dottin     Win        616       25.47     128        652 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013

   5         (-1)         Beth Mooney        Aus        610       36.71     123        674 v Ind at Mumbai 2018

   6         ( - )         H. Kaur                Ind          600!      27.91     101        600 v SL at Katunayake 2018

   7         ( - )         Mithali Raj            Ind         580       36.88     100        763 v Win at Ahmedabad 2011

   8         (+2)        Elyse Villani         Aus        557       29.40     118        597 v Ire at Dublin 2015

   9         (-1)         Sophie Devine     NZ          556       27.14     124        569 v Aus at Sydney 2018

  10        ( - )         Natalie Sciver       Eng        553!      24.05     110        553 v NZ at Chelmsford 2018

  11        (+2)        Sarah Taylor        Eng        534       29.00     111        723 v Aus at Chelmsford 2013

  12        (+3)        Hayley Matthews Win        529!      20.03     107        529 v SA at Trinidad 2018

  13        (-4)         D. van Niekerk     SA          526       28.94     94          558 v Eng at Taunton 2018

  14        ( - )         J. Rodriques         Ind         522*!     37.33    137        522 v SL at Katunayake 2018

  15        (+2)        Lizelle Lee            SA          520!      24.06    103        520 v Win at Trinidad 2018

  16        (-4)         Bismah Maroof     Pak        518        25.54    88          582 v Ban at Karachi 2015

  17        (-1)         Smriti Mandhana  Ind         512        21.17    112        563 v Eng at Mumbai 2018

  18        ( - )         Mignon du Preez  SA          507        22.22    98          556 v Eng at Johannesburg 2016

  19        ( - )         Clare Shillington   Ire          503        18.39    99          613 v Pak at Dublin 2013

  20=      (+5)        Javeria Khan        Pak        493!      20.66    88          493 v Ban at Cox's Bazar 2018

              (+8)        Alyssa Healy        Aus        493        18.94    116        516 v Ire at Dublin 2015

              (+1)        Danielle Wyatt      Eng        493        18.40    127        494 v SA at Taunton 2018

 

BOWLING (top 20)

 

Rank      (+/-)        Player                 Team     Points    Avge      Eco       Highest Rating

   1         ( - )         Megan Schutt       Aus        684       17.47     6.15      687 v NZ at Brisbane - AB 2018

   2         ( - )         Poonam Yadav    Ind         656       13.34     5.46      657 v SL at Katunayake 2018

  3         (+2)        Anam Amin          Pak        646       17.87     4.60      656 v Ban at Delhi 2016

   4         ( - )         Hayley Matthews Win        621       16.79     5.83      648 v SA at Trinidad 2018

   5         (+9)        Ellyse Perry          Aus        615       19.87     5.90      688 v NZ at Nelson 2010

   6         (+1)        Danielle Hazell     Eng        604       20.07     5.50      688 v NZ at Chelmsford 2011

   7         (+3)        R. Ahmed             Ban        602!      19.18     5.32      602 v Pak at Cox's Bazar 2018

   8         (+1)        Nida Dar               Pak        594       15.80     4.93      636 v SA at Doha 2014

   9         (-6)         Nahida Akter        Ban        593       16.55     5.21      633 v Ire at Utrecht 2018

  10        (-4)         Leigh Kasperek    NZ          585       12.47     6.01      653 v Ire at Dublin 2018

  11        ( - )         A. Mohammed     Win        579       16.40     5.50      686 v Ind at Ahmedabad 2011

  12        ( - )         Anya Shrubsole   Eng        576       13.81     5.59      690 v Win at Dharamsala 2016

  13        (+37)      Afy Fletcher          Win        569*!     19.78     5.76      569 v SA at Trinidad 2018

  14        (+1)        Anuja Patil            Ind         561       22.71     5.95      582 v SA at Potchefstroom 2018

  15        (+1)        Ciara Metcalfe      Ire          558       19.18     5.62      560 v PNG at Amstelveen 2018

  16        (-8)         Jess Jonassen     Aus        556       24.41     5.49      611 v Eng at Canberra 2017

  17=      (+1)        Salma Khatun      Ban        548       18.97     4.91      655 v Ire at Sylhet 2014

              ( - )         S.  Ecclestone      Eng        548*!     19.63     7.05      548 v NZ at Chelmsford 2018

  19        (+19)      Shamilia Connell  Win        544!      30.66     6.14      544 v SA at Trinidad 2018

  20        (+1)        Sana Mir              Pak        541       21.67     5.20      651 v Ban at Dublin 2012