Indian batters Jemimah Rodrigues and Richa Ghosh climbed up the rankings in the ICC Women’s T20I Batting rankings after leading India to victory over Pakistan at the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
Rodrigues, who was the Player of the match against Pakistan for her unbeaten 53, climbed to 11 from 13. Ghosh, who chipped in with a 20-ball 31 to help Rodrigues, moved from 42 to 36.
India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, at no 3, is the highest-ranked Indian in the batters’ list while fellow opener Shafali Verma is in 10th place. Deepti Sharma is the highest-ranked Indian bowler at no 4 with Sneh Rana in seventh place. Sharma is also the second-ranked all-rounder behind Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner.
Australia opener Alyssa Healy’s knock of 55 against New Zealand has lifted her two places to seventh while Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu, who is the highest scorer in the tournament so far with 83 runs that includes a match-winning 68 in a memorable victory over South Africa, sees her gain one spot to reach ninth position.
West Indies captain Hayley Matthews (up four places to 18th), Ireland’s Gaby Lewis (up two places to 22nd) and Australia’s Ellyse Perry (up four places to 25th) are among others to gain in the update, that considers performances in the first seven matches of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has advanced three slots to reach 30th position after her unbeaten 68. South Africa’s Chloe-Tryon (up three places to 37th), England’s Alice Capsey (up 13 places to 38th) and Sri Lanka’s Harshitha Samarawickrama (up nine places to 43rd) have also made notable progress.
In the bowling rankings, spinners Sophie Ecclestone of England and Nonkululeko Mlaba of South Africa have consolidated their positions as the top two. Ecclestone, who is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with six wickets, has moved from 763 to 776 rating points while Mlaba has gained 17 rating points to reach 770 rating points.
Meanwhile, Australia Ashleigh Gardner has jumped seven places to sixth position after winning the Player of the Match award for her haul of five for 12 against New Zealand. She remains the top all-rounder in the format while Hayley Matthews and New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr have inched up a place each to third and fourth positions.
England leg-spinner Sarah Glenn is has moved up to third position while former Sri Lanka captain Inoka Ranaweera has advanced 11 places to 10th. Fran Jones, Alana King, Amelia Kerr, Darcie Brown, Nashra Sundhu, Radha Yadav and Oshadi Ranasinghe are among others to progress.