Though India lost the recently concluded T20I series against White Ferns by 3-0, India’s star batter Jemimah Rodrigues has achieved the career-best No. 2 spot among batters in the ICC T20I Rankings.
Jemimah Rodrigues had a successful tour in New Zealand both in ODI and T20Is. She has scored 132 runs in the three-match series against New Zealand. Her performance lifted her four places to the second place among batters.
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Smriti Mandhana, who is currently at the No. 1 place among batters in ODIs, has moved up four spots and placed at the sixth position in the ICC T20I Rankings. She was the leading run-getter in the recently concluded series against White Ferns where she amassed 180 runs, including two half-centuries and a quickfire 86 in the last match in Hamilton where India lost by two runs.
Whereas India T20 vice-captain Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues have moved up in the rankings, T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur has moved down to the seventh position for her not-so-good New Zealand series. Veteran Mithali Raj found her out of the Top 10 batters and currently placed at No. 11 in among batters.
NEW ZEALAND SWEEP T20I SERIES!
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India spinners too have shown impressive performances. Radha Yadav moved up 18 places and found herself within the top 10 bowlers after picking up four wickets in the series, and Deepti Sharma jumped up five places to 14th among the bowlers.
Apart from India, New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine has jumped up three places to the eighth position among batters after scoring 153 runs in the recently concluded series against India while captain Amy Satterthwaite’s 87 runs helped her to be placed at 17th position. Lea Tahuhu has jumped up five spots to 11th position among bowlers while Suzie Bates retained her spot at the top.
West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin has been in a great form and helped her side to a 2-1 series win against Pakistan. Dottin has lifted up two places to the third place among batters after scoring 158 runs in the series. She took three wickets which helped her placed at 29th among bowlers. Because of her wonderful performances. she is currently at the No. 1 among all-rounders.
Pakistan Women win by 12 runs!
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Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan both are sharing the 15th position among batters after Maroof has gained three places. Former captain Sana Mir, who is the No. 1 bowler in the ODI, has jumped up six places to 28th position among the T20I bowlers after bagging three wickets in the recently concluded series against West Indies.
South Africa, on the other hand, had a successful series. They claimed a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka where captain Dane van Niekerk jumped up three places to achieve her career-best 12th spot among batters. She has moved up six spots to 20th among the bowlers and up two positions to third among all-rounders’ rankings. Shabnim Ismail moved up four places to seventh and Marizanne Kappe jumped up seven places to 22nd among bowlers. For Sri Lanka, experienced all-rounder Shashikala Siriwardene has placed at the 30th position after jumped up four places.
Apart from them, Esha Oza of the United Arab Emirates moved up 44 places to 46th among batters and Thailand pair of Chanida Sutthiruang jumped up 15 places to 38th and Nattaya Boochatham placed at 40th among bowlers.
In the ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings, New Zealand is currently in the second place, surpassing England. Australia, the winner of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup last year, has retained the place at No. 1 while the West Indies and India are placed at fourth and fifth position respectively.