Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma Climb up the ICC Women’s T20I Rankings

Last Update: January 24, 2023, 4:34 pm IST

Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur (AFP Image)

Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur (AFP Image)

Kaur moved up to 11th in the latest ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings, while all-rounder Deepti Sharma’s recent performances have helped her rise to a career-best 25th position.

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur jumped three places to reach the 11th spot in the latest ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings amid her stellar show in the ongoing tri-series in South Africa.

While Kaur broke into the world’s top 10 after scoring an unbeaten 35-ball 56 against the West Indies, all-rounder Deepti Sharma’s 33 in the previous win against South Africa lifted her to a career-best 25th position.

Deepti has also gained one place to reach the second position among all-rounders in the latest weekly update.

India opener Smriti Mandhana, who was named player of the match for her 51-ball 74 not out against the Windies, remains third as her country’s top-ranked batsman, having earned nine rating points. Taxes have reached 736 points.

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Mandhana was second in September last year and is now 24 points behind Beth Mooney in the Tahlia McGrath-led list with 814 points.

She has moved from 47th to 45th after South African captain Sune Luus scored 29 and 30 in two matches. Chloe Tryon and Marizanne Kapp have also made progress.

In the T20I bowling rankings, South African left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba has moved up four places to a career-best fourth position after taking three wickets in two matches.

India’s Sneh Rana is in the top 10, while Ayabonga Khaka (up four places to 16th), Rajeshwari Gaikwad (up 10 places to 18th) and Radha Yadav (up 12 places to 28th) are other notable gainers.

In the ODI players rankings, Australia batsmen Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning have moved up two places to the second and fifth positions respectively after helping their team complete a 3-0 whitewash over Pakistan in the ICC Women’s Championship series.

Mooney was named Player of the Series after scores of 57 and 133 not out in the second and third matches, while Lanning scored 67 and 72, batting twice.

Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has gained three slots to reach 22nd position after scoring 93 runs in the series, while Nida Dar has also gained three places to reach 32nd position.

In the bowling rankings, Australia spinner Ashleigh Gardner has moved up seven places to 13th after taking five wickets in the series and Ellyse Perry has moved up one place to 12th.

Alana King (up eight places to 32nd) and Darcy Brown (up two places to 40th) have also gained.

Diana Baig (up one place to 23rd) and Fatima Sana (up three places to 29th) continue to lead the bowling rankings for Pakistan.

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