Indian women make significant gains in the latest ICC rankings
Smriti Mandhana continued with her impressive run in the international circuit, stitching together another crackling 91 against England in the opening ODI of the series, stamping her unparalleled authority in the roster of Indian women’s cricket.
Following a string of decent showdowns against England, where she continues to lead India’s charge, Mandhana leapfrogged to her career-best T20I rankings, clinching the second spot in the pecking order while in ODIs she moved up by three places to clinch the 7th place in the catalogue.
Mandhana gained a place in the T20I rankings since her last position of being third that came in August to move to her career-best second position, easing past Meg Lanning while Beth Mooney kept the ace to herself, after topping the CWG run-scorers’ list.
It wasn’t just Mandhana who gained crucial positions in the pecking order but Indian captain, Harmanpreet Kaur also gained four places to move up to the ninth place in ODIs after a fine 74* in the ODI series opener against England. Yastika Bhatia gained eight spots to clinch the 37th position in ODIs after an impressive half-century against England.
Deepti Sharma surged ahead to the 12th position in the bowling positions after gaining six spots following a reckoning showdown that bagged her two important wickets in the curtain-raiser of the series.