Athapathu, Harmanpreet move up in women’s ODI player rankings

Dubai: A host of Sri Lanka and India Players including captain Chamari Athapaththu and Harmanpreet Kaur rose in the latest ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings released on Tuesday after the completion of their three-match ODI series at Pallekele.

While India registered a 3-0 series sweep during the dominant 50-over series, it was Sri Lanka captain Athapaththu who made the biggest impression in the top 10 list for batsmen.

Athapaththu smashed a quick 44 in the final match of the series last week and it propelled the talented 32-year-old to a career-best eighth spot, which he achieved after an epic 178 off 143 for the first time. Ball against Australia in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in Bristol five years ago.

India captain Harmanpreet, on the other hand, moved up one place to 13th after her player-of-the-match effort of 75, which helped her garner 12 ratings points. Kaur, who finished with 119 runs and three wickets in India’s 3-0 win and was named Player of the Series, also moved up eight places to 71st among bowlers and four places to 20th among all-rounders. Has been.

Other batsmen to move up the rankings include openers Shafali Verma (up three places to 33rd), Yastika Bhatia (up one place to 45th) and Pooja Vastrakar (up eight places to 53rd).

In the bowlers’ rankings, Rajeshwari Gaikwad has moved up three places to joint ninth for 36 wickets, while Meghna Singh (up four places to 43rd) and Vastrakar (up two places to joint 48th) also advanced. has made.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Harshita Samarawickrama has moved up one place to 43rd and Nilakshi de Silva has moved up 10 places to 47th. Spinner Inoka Ranvir continued his lead in the bowling list with two wickets for 22 wickets to move up five places to 16th position.

According to the ICC, the latest weekly ranking update also takes into account the performance of South Africa in the first match of the ODI series in England.

South African all-rounder Chloe Tryon has moved up 12 places to 22nd after scoring 88 runs and Nadine de Klerk has moved up two places to 60th spot among bowlers.

England’s Emma Lamb, who was adjudged player of the match for her 102-run knock, has progressed 76 places to 101st after her third ODI, while pacer Katherine Brunt took three wickets for 18 runs. after joint ninth. Spinner Charlie Dean has moved up to 31st.

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