India Women have displayed a world-class performance in the ODI series against Sri Lanka & have clinched the series by a 2-0 score. India’s scintillating performance in the ODI series helped the players to make massive gains in the latest ICC Women’s ODI Rankings Updates.
Shafali Verma who smashed a firing unbeaten 71 in the chase of 174 runs, moved up by 12 places to a career-best 36th among batters. Shafali Verma who is currently placed at No 5 in the T20I Rankings leads the run charts in the ODI series with 106 runs in her kitty, scored at a strike rate of 95.49.
Deepti Sharma had also made positive gains in both batting & bowling rankings. Her outstanding figures of 3 for 25 and 2 for 30 have helped her to move up by three spots to reach the No 16 spot on the bowlers’ list. Deepti’s 25 runs knock in the first ODI helped her to move up by two spots to the 29 position in the batters list.
In bowlers Rankings, Renuka Singh who spearheaded India’s pace attack with Meghna Singh was another player who made positive gains in the Rankings Update. After playing just four ODIs she produced another spell-bounding performance in the second ODI by returning with 4 wikcets for 28 runs. This lifted her 38 places to No. 65 on the bowling table that is currently headed by South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail. Former Captain Inoka Ranaweera, the left-arm spinner, has grabbed 21 spots on the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings list.
Sri Lankan players too made some profitable gains in the Women’s ODI Rankings Update. Nilakshi de Silva gained 13 spots to reach 57th position after scoring 75 runs in two ODIs while Hasini Perera moved up by 16 places to 83rd position. Anushka Sanjeewani who impressed everyone with a stand-out performance moved up by nine places to 89th position.
While this is the beginning of the ICC Womne’s Championship 2022-23 cycle, a 3-0 series sweep in the ODI series will help India to match the current table-toppers South Africa who has six points in their kitty.
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