Mithali Raj reclaims No.1 ranking in ODIs, Smriti Mandhana breaks into top 3 in T20Is

Shafali Verma sits comfortably at the helm in T20I rankings

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj (Photo Credit Twitter)

Indian Test and ODI captain Mithali Raj has reclaimed her No 1 slot in ICC rankings for the batsmen and now stands four points ahead of second-ranked South African Lizelle Lee. Mithali was benefitted from her astounding show in England ODIs where she scored 206 runs in three innings at a stunning average of 103. Australian keeper Alyssa Healy and England’s Tammy Beaumont also rose a place each to settle at third and fourth positions respectively.

Meanwhile, Indian opener Smrithi Mandhana stuck to her 9th slot with 701 rating points. Mandhana had an opportunity to move up in the charts but despite getting plenty of starts she couldn’t score any substantial knock in the ODI series against England. Mandhana only managed 81 runs from three innings at an average of 27.

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The southpaw, along with her opening partner Shafali Verma, however, are shining bright in the T20I rankings. While Shafali sits comfortably at the helm with 759 points, Mandhana is placed third. Shafali didn’t had a very impressive T20I series and could only score 48 runs in three games. However, it was enough to keep her 15 points ahead of Australia’s Beth Mooney who is placed at second.

Mandhana, on the other hand, had a fruitful T20I series and scored 119 runs at an average of just under 40. Her astounding show in the T20Is helped her leapfrog Australia’s Meg Lanning to sit at third. Just like the ODI rankings, most of the players remained stable in the T20I charts.

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