The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released the latest edition of the Women’s ODI and T20I rankings. Frontline Indian batter Smriti Mandhana has been the highlight of the rankings after making huge gains in both the formats on the back of her breathtaking performances in recent India vs England Series.
The India-England series has predominantly been the difference-maker in the latest rankings. India Women defeated England by seven wickets in the first of the three-match ODI series.
Smriti has climbed three positions to the seventh position in the ODI rankings after a match-winning knock of 91 runs in the first game against England. Her 111 runs in the last three T-20I series have helped her to leap to her career-best second position in the shortest format of the game.
The India-England series has made deviating differences in the rankings as athletes from both teams advanced in the upward direction. Indian Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has stormed into the top 10 of the women’s ODI batting rankings after scaling four spots to the ninth position.
All-rounder Deepti Sharma has managed to climb a spot to the 32nd spot whereas wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia has gained eight places to hold the 37th place. English batters Emma Lamb and Sophie Ecclestone have established themselves at the 64th and 72nd positions after a satisfactory batting performance. Charlie Dean stood up at the 86th position.
In the ODI bowling rankings, Indian bowler Deepti Sharma advanced six spots to the 12th position. English bowler Charlie Dean grasped the 20th position whereas Kate Cross rode on in the top 10 after chipping in a couple of wickets in the first ODI.
ICC T20I Women’s Rankings
In the T-20I rankings, Harmanpreet Kaur moved up by one place to the 14th position amongst batters whereas Renuka Singh and Radha Yadav scaled three and four places to the 10th and 14th position amongst bowlers. Meanwhile, England pacer Sophia Dunkley moved up by 12 places to the 32nd position and Alice Capsey now stands 20th in the batting rankings.
Among other nations, Zimbabwe women have made a note after a sizzling performance at the ongoing qualifiers in UAE. Sharne Mayers has climbed 28 positions to the 37th position in batters whereas Precious Marange has scaled 24 places to the 34th position in bowlers.