Smriti, Jemimah make good gains in Women’s T20I rankings

Jemimah Rodrigues,ICC Women's T20 Rankings,ICC T20 Rankings,Smriti Mandhana,Mithali Raj

India’s Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana have made impressive gains among batters in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings even as the ‘Girls in Blue’ suffered a whitewash in their three-match T20 International series in New Zealand.

Jemimah progressed to the second spot with a gain of four positions, while Smriti, also progressing four spots, reached the sixth position. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who failed miserably in New Zealand, lost four ranking positions to settle in the seventh. Veteran Mithali Raj also slipped four spots to the 11th position. New Zealand’s Suzie Bates tops the table.

West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin has grabbed the top spot among all-rounders in the latest update carried out on Tuesday, ICC has stated in a Press release.

Jemimah’s 132 runs in the three-match series against New Zealand have lifted her four places to second position while Smriti, who grabbed the top spot in ODIs last week, has gained four spots to reach sixth position after finishing as the leading run-getter in the series with an aggregate of 180. The stylish left-hander smashed two half-centuries including a fluent 86 in the last match in Hamilton that India lost by two runs.

Also Read: ICC Awards: India’s Smriti Mandhana named player of the year

2nd Women’s T20I: Mithali question looms large as under-pressure India look to save series

Baseline Ventures inks management deal with Jemimah Rodrigues

Spinners Radha Yadav, up 18 places to 10th after taking four wickets in the series, and Deepti Sharma, up five places to 14th, are the India players to move up among bowlers.

In the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings, New Zealand have overtaken England to take second place. ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 champions Australia continue to lead the table while the Windies and India, semi-finalists at the T20 World Cup for Women in the Caribbean, are fourth and fifth, respectively.

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Rankings (as of February 12, 2019)

Batters (top 10): 1. Suzie Bates (NZ, 765); 2. J Rodrigues (Ind, 737); 3. Deandra Dottin (Win, 727); 4. Meg Lanning (Aus, 695); 5. Stafanie Taylor (Win, 694); 6. S. Mandhana (Ind, 693); 7. H. Kaur (Ind, 687); 8. Sophie Devine (NZ, 669); 9. Beth Mooney (Aus, 663); and 10. Alyssa Healy (Aus, 639).

*Mithali Raj is in the 11th position with 623 points.

Bowlers (top 10): 1. Megan Schutt (Aus, 796); 2. Poonam Yadav (Ind, 707); 3. S Ecclestone (Eng, 703); 4. Ellyse Perry (Aus, 700); 5. Anya Shrubsole (Eng, 695); 6. Leigh Kasperek (NZ, 694); 7. Shabnim Ismail (SA, 681); 8. D. Kimmince (Aus, 666) and Amelia Kerr (NZ, 666) and 10. Radha Yadav (Ind, 659).

*Deepti Sharma in the 14th position with 638 points is the other Indian in the list.0 0

All-rounders (top five): 1. Deandra Dottin (Win, 424); 2. Stafanie Taylor (Win, 387); 3. D van Niekerk (SA, 385); 4. Sophie Devine (NZ, 378); and 5. Ellyse Perry (Aus, 369).

Also Read: Harmanpreet makes a giant leap in ICC Women’s T20 rankings

Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet remain ODI, T20 captains