Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana move up in ICC rankings after Sri Lanka’s performance

Indian women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur has gained a place in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings released on Tuesday to be placed 13th while her deputy Smriti Mandhana has been placed at the ninth spot.

Harmanpreet scored 119 runs at an average of 59.50 and took three wickets in India’s 3-0 sweep of Sri Lanka in the recently concluded ODI series. He was also adjudged the Player of the Series for his solid all-round performance. Kaur rose one place to 13 . are goneth His Player of the Match effort of 75 helped him garner 12 ratings points. That too up eight places 71 . has occurredscheduled tribe 20 between bowlers and from four placesth Among all-rounders.

Mandhana also did well against Sri Lanka, scoring 104 runs in three matches at an average of 52. Other Indian batsmen to move up the ranking charts are Shafali Verma (up three places to 33rd), Yastika Bhatia (up one place). 45th) and bowling-all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar (up eight places to 53rd).

Among the bowlers, Rajeshwari Gaikwad has gained three places to joint ninth, while Meghna Singh (up four places to 43rd) and Vastrakar (up two places to joint-48th) have also made some progress. Veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami, who did not take part in the white-ball assignment against Sri Lanka, finished his sixth in the bowlers’ list.

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The batting charts are topped by Australian Alyssa Healy, followed by England’s Natalie Sciver, while England’s Sophile Ecclestone and South African Shabnim Ismail are at the first and second positions respectively in bowling.

The rankings also took into account the recent ODI match between South Africa and England, which the latter won comfortably.

South African all-rounder Chloe Tryon has moved up 12 places to 22ndRa After scoring 88 runs in the match and Nadine de Klerk up two places to 60 . have beenth between bowlers.

England’s Emma Lamb, who was adjudged player of the match for her 102-run knock, has jumped 76 places to 101.scheduled tribe After her third ODI, fast bowler Katherine Brunt has moved up three places to joint ninth after taking three wickets for 18 runs. Spinner Charlie Dean has moved up to 31st.scheduled tribe place.

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