India’s Jemimah Rodrigues, Smriti Mandhana and Radhay Yadav climbed up on the ICC rankings ladder after their impressive showing in the T20I series in New Zealand despite losing 0-3.
Rodrigues jumped up four places to became the world No 2 in the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings while Mandhana, who grabbed the top spot in ODIs last week, has gained four spots to reach sixth position, an release by the International Cricket Council stated.
Opener Mandhana was leading run-getter in the series with an aggregate of 180 scoring two half-centuries including a fluent 86 in the last match in Hamilton that India lost by two runs while the 18-year-old scored 132 runs in the three matches.
Spinners Radha Yadav, up 18 places to 10th after taking four wickets in the series, and Deepti Sharma, up five places to 14th, moved up among the bowlers.
For New Zealand, Sophie Devine has moved from 11th to eighth position among batters after scoring 153 runs in the series including a match-winning 72 in the last match, while captain Amy Satterthwaite’s 87 runs have lifted her from 23rd to 17th position. Among bowlers, Lea Tahuhu has moved up five slots to 11th position.
ICC Women’s T20I Batters Ranking
|1||Suzie Bates||New Zealand||765|
|3||Deandra Dottin||West Indies||727|
|5||Stafanie Taylor||West Indies||694|
|8||Sophie Devine||New Zealand||669|
ICC Women’s T20I Bowlers Ranking
|6||Leigh Kasperek||New Zealand||694|
|7||Shabnim Ismail||South Africa||681|
|9||Amelia Kerr||New Zealand||666|
ICC Women’s T20I All-rounders Ranking
|1||Deandra Dottin||West Indies||424|
|2||Stafanie Taylor||West Indies||387|
|3||Dane van Niekerk||South Africa||385|
|4||Sophie Devine||New Zealand||378|
West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin rose to the top spot among all-rounders after standout performance in a 2-1 series win in Pakistan. Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has gained three slots to tie with compatriot Javeria Khan in 15th position among batters while Sana Mir, who is top ranked in the ODI format, has moved up six places to take 28th position among T20I bowlers after taking three wickets in the series.
South Africa completed a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka in a home series ahead of their ICC Women’s Championship series with captain Dane van Niekerk moving up three slots to reach a career-best 12th among batters, up six places to 20th among bowlers and up two berths among all-rounders to third. The pace pair of Shabnim Ismail (up four places to seventh) and Marizanne Kappe (up seven places to 22nd) are other notable gainers. For Sri Lanka, Shashikala Siriwardene has benefited by four places to reach 30th position.
In the ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings, New Zealand have overtaken England to take second place. ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 champions Australia continue to lead the table while the Windies and India, semifinalists at the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean, are fourth and fifth, respectively.