South African opener Lizelle Lee’s amazing performances in the ongoing ODI series against West Indies women have resulted in her going to the top of the ICC ODI Women’s ODI batting rankings update and joining India’s Mithali Raj at the no.1 spot.
Lee made 91* in the first ODI against West Indies women helping South Africa win the match. Lee, who first seized the top position in June 2018 and again reached the summit in March this year, scored 18 runs in the second match, which also counted towards this week's rankings update.
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Mithali, who retains her number one spot, is now tied in first place with Lee at 762 rating points, with Australia's Alyssa Healy in third place, India opener Smriti Mandhana also held on to her ninth spot.
Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami and senior spinner Poonam Yadav remained static on fifth and ninth respectively among bowlers, while Deepti Sharma maintained her fifth spot in the all-rounders' list.
In the T20I rankings update, Shafali Verma retained her no.1 ranking with 759 points ahead of Australian Beth Mooney (744) and India T20 vice-captain Mandhana (716).
In T20 rankings for bowlers, England’s Sarah Glenn has moved up a slot to second position while New Zealand off-spinner Leigh Kasperek (up seven places to 15th) and all-rounder Jess Kerr (up eight places to 58th) have also moved up the table.