Mithali Raj reclaims top spot in the ICC Women's ODI Rankings

This is the ninth time she is has attained number one rankings in women's batters.

Mithali Raj during the ODI series against England Women | GettyIndia Women team’s skipper in the 50-over format claimed the top spot in ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings. This is the ninth time she is number one among batters since first occupying the spot more than 16 years ago.

In Tuesday's weekly update, which takes into account performances in the last three matches of the five-match ODI series between the West Indies and Pakistan West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has slipped to the fifth position.

Even though Taylor's side won 3-2, the West Indies captain has lost 30 points after scoring 49 and 21 in the two times she batted.

Taylor, who was at the number one position last week owing to her unbeaten century in the first match of the series, has now lost her top position among all-rounders to Australia's Ellyse Perry and slipped three places among bowlers after going wicketless in the three matches.

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For Pakistan, Omaima Sohail's scores of 62, 61, and 34 have helped her jump 19 places to a career-best 36th position while Sidra Ameen (up to five places to 62nd) and Muneeba Ali (up 20 places to 68th) have made progress among batters.

In the ICC Women's T20I Player Rankings, India's left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana has attained a career-best equalling the third position after slamming a fine 70 in the final match of their series against England, the only match played in the format over the past week.

As far as other Indian players are concerned, all-rounder Deepti Sharma moved one place up and took 36th position whereas wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh has moved up nine spots to 72nd position among batters.

For England, opening batter Danielle Wyatt's unbeaten knock of 89 runs took her four places up to 17th position among batters while Katherine Brunt is in the top 10, gaining four positions to reach the seventh position. Natalie Sciver has moved up five places to joint-17th among bowlers.

(With ANI Inputs)


By Swapnil Shireesh Javkhedkar - 20 Jul, 2021

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