ICC Women’s Rankings: India’s batting sensation & opener batter Shafali Verma retains the top spot in the ICC T20I Player Rankings list for batters while New Zealand’s all-rounder Sophie Devine became the new joint top-ranked women’s all-rounder in the latest ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings released on Tuesday. Shafali Verma’s partner Smriti Mandhana is placed in the third position in the latest update of the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings.
Sophie Devine moved up by a spot in the batting list to jump up to the fifth position on the list. Devine displayed a world-class batting performance in the third T20I against England at Hove by scoring 50 runs with the bat & returning with figures of 2/26. Devine’s stellar performance with the bat helped her to jump up by a spot & become the joint top-ranked all-rounder along with Engalnd’s Natalie Sciver.
Other players who have gained in the latest all-rounders Rankings list include Deepti Sharma, Australia’s Ellyse Perry & West Indies Hayley Mathews. All these players have gained one spot to reach the No 4,5 & 6 positions on the list. Stafanie Taylor dropped down by three spots to reach the No.7 position.
In the batting rankings list, South Africa’s Lizelle Lee was the big gainer who moved up by three spots to reach the eighth spot in the list while Sophie Devine also gained two spots to reach the fifth position. Australia’s Megan Schutt moved up by two spots to reach the 2nd position in the Rankings list. Jess Jonassen also moved up by one spot to reach the 4th position in the Rankings list. Hayley Matthews who was the joint highest wicket-taker in the T20I series against South Africa moved up by seven places to reach into top 15 in the ICC Women’s T20I Players Rankings for bowlers. Meanwhile, the third T20I between England & New Zealand is yet to be played & this T20I match will provide the players from both teams an opportunity to make further gains in the Rankings list.
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