Indians made a significant jump in the current ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings
Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of India, has risen in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings after her side won the first two matches of the upcoming tri-series in South Africa in preparation for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup next month.
Kaur’s 35-ball 56 not out against the West Indies has moved her up three places to 11th, while all-rounder Deepti Sharma’s 33 in the previous triumph over South Africa has sent her up to a career-high 25th in the current weekly update. Deepti has also risen to second position among all-rounders.
Smriti Mandhana, who was awarded Player of the Match against the Windies after hitting 74 not out off 51 balls, is India’s third-ranked hitter, having earned nine rating points to reach 736 points. Mandhana was rated second in September of last year and is currently 24 points behind Beth Mooney on the list, which is lead by Tahlia McGrath (814 points).
Sune Luus of South Africa moves up to 45th place after scoring 29 and 30 in two matches. Chloe Tryon and Marizanne Kapp have also made strides.
South Africa’s left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba has risen four places to a career-high fourth place in the T20I bowling rankings after taking three wickets in two matches. Sneh Rana of India is in the top 10, while other noteworthy gainers include Ayabonga Khaka (up four places to 16th), Rajeshwari Gayakwad (up ten places to 18th), and Radha Yadav (up 12 places to 28th).
Australia batters Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning have risen two places to second and fifth in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings, respectively, after helping Australia record a 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan in their ICC Women’s Championship series. Mooney was voted Player of the Series after scoring 57 not out and 133 in the second and third matches, respectively, while Lanning batted twice and scored 67 and 72.
After a total of 93 runs in the series, Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof has risen three places to 22nd, while Nida Dar has risen three places to 32nd.
Australia spinner Ashleigh Gardner has risen seven places to 13th in the bowling rankings after taking five wickets in the series, while Ellyse Perry has risen one spot to 12th. Alana King (up eight spots to 32nd) and Darcie Brown (up two spots to 40th) have also risen in the rankings.
Diana Baig (up one spot to 23rd) and Fatima Sana (up three spots to 29th) are Pakistan’s top gainers in the bowling rankings.