HomeCricketICC Women's T20I Rankings: Smriti Mandhana Rises To Third Position

ICC Women’s T20I Rankings: Smriti Mandhana Rises To Third Position

India's captain Harmanpreet Kaur has moved up four spots to 14th.

Smriti Mandhana, the opening batter for India Women’s team moved up one spot to third place in the most recent ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings. This feat she achieved after blasting a thunderous half-century against Pakistan at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. She surpassed Sophie Devine of New Zealand and came within two rating points of Australia’s Beth Mooney. This happened after she scored 24 against Australia. And also her undefeated 63 off 42 balls with eight fours and three sixes. After reclaiming the top spot the previous week, Meg Lanning is still in the lead.

“Mandhana, a formerly top-ranked batter in ODIs, has been ranked third in T20Is in the past too, reaching that position for the first time in 2019 and having last held third position in October last year,”


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Harmanpreet Kaur, Pakistan’s Nida Dar climb up in the rankings

ICC Women's T20I Rankings: Smriti Mandhana Rises To Third Position Harmanpreet climbs to fourth spot

Suzie Bates of New Zealand has moved up two spots to sixth place. Bates played an outstanding 91 not out off just 64 balls against South Africa. Tahlia McGrath has moved up one spot to 12th, India’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur has moved up four spots to 14th. Followed by Pakistan’s Nida Dar who has moved up three spots to 40th.

Ashleigh Gardner, the experienced all-rounder for Australia, has risen in all three rankings. She dominated with the bat against India and the ball against Barbados. Barbados are representing West Indies in the eight-team league. Gardner moved up five spots to number 11 thanks to her innings of 52 without being knocked out in the first game. Her third place finish among all-rounders is a career high.

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Australia’s left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen, who recorded four for 22 against India, is now ranked fourth overall among bowlers. Amelia Kerr of New Zealand and Megan Schutt of Australia, both fast bowlers, have climbed one spot each to grab the seventh and eighth spots, respectively, while Barbados captain Hayley Matthews has climbed two spots to take the ninth spot.

Nonkululeko Mlaba of South Africa, who moved up two spots to 22nd, and spinners Oshadi Ranasinghe and Inoka Ranaweera of Sri Lanka, who moved up two spots each to 24th, are other bowlers to advance in the rankings (up four places to 44th). Renuka Singh, an Indian medium-pace bowler, has climbed 48 positions to rank 49 after taking four for 18 against Australia, a career-high.

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