Tammy Beaumont: England opener says it’s a dream to turn out to be primary ranked batter

England's Tammy Beaumont


Tammy Beaumont has scored 2,618 runs at an average of 45.1 in one-day international cricket

England’s Tammy Beaumont says becoming the number one ranked batter in one-day cricket is a dream come true.

Beaumont, 29, moved to the top of the rankings for the first time in her 12-year career on Tuesday after making 231 in three innings during England’s 2-1 series win against New Zealand.

The opener carried on that form by top-scoring for England in their T20 victory over New Zealand on Friday.

“It’s a bit surreal,” Beaumont told BBC Sport’s The Cricket Social.

“I found out the night before the first Twenty20 [(which was on Wednesday)] and it’s an amazing thing because it’s always been a dream of mine.

“It is certainly an amazing thing and it feels great.

“All the team have been really supportive and I got a lot of hugs – which we’re lucky to be allowed to do out here in New Zealand.”

The series was the first one-day cricket England had played since the 3-0 defeat against Australia in July…