Smriti Mandhana, India’s star opener, climbed to seventh in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a career-high world number two in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in the latest ICC Women’s Player Rankings released on Tuesday. The left-handed batsman scored 111 runs in three Twenty20 Internationals against England. Her performance enabled her to move up two positions. Mandhana, the former number one ODI batsman, climbed three spots to seventh after scoring 91 against England in the first ODI.
Other Indians include captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who has risen four places to ninth in one-day internationals, all-rounder Deepti Sharma, who has risen one spot to 32nd, and wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia, who has risen eight places to 37th following India’s seven-wicket win in Hove on Saturday.
Deepti climbed six spots to twelfth place on the bowlers’ rankings
Emma Lamb and Sophie Ecclestone have risen three places to 64th and 72nd among England batters, respectively, while Charlie Dean has risen to 86th.
Kate Cross has moved into the top ten bowlers after taking two wickets with her seam bowling, while Dean has risen four places to twenty-first.
Renuka Singh (up three spots to 10th in the bowlers’ rankings), Radha Yadav (up four spots to 14th in the bowlers’ rankings), and Kaur (up one spot to 14th in the batters rankings) all made significant gains in the T20I rankings.
Sneha Rana and Pooja Vastrakar, both all-rounders, are in 41st rank
After scoring 115 runs in the T20I series, England’s Sophia Dunkley has risen 12 places to 32nd, while Alice Capsey has risen to 20th among batters.
Sharne Mayers has risen 28 places to 39th among batters, Mary-Anne Musonda has risen 10 places to 50th among batters, and Precious Marange has risen 24 places to 34th among bowlers.