DUBAI: On the again of her unbeaten half-century in opposition to Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games, star India opener Smriti Mandhana has moved a rug as much as a career-best third place in the ICC T20I rankings for batters.
Mandhana, who scored 24 in India’s recreation in opposition to Australia in Birmingham, adopted it up with a match-successful unbeaten 63 off 42 balls in opposition to Pakistan. She has overtaken New Zealand’s Sophie Devine and reached inside two score factors of Australia’s Beth Mooney.
Mooney with 707 score factors is on the second place whereas her compatriot Meg Lanning continues to steer the rankings for the batters after regaining the highest spot final week. Lanning has 733 score factors.
The left-handed Mandhana, a previously prime-ranked batter in ODIs, has been ranked third in T20Is in the previous too, reaching that place for the primary time in 2019 and having final held third place in October final yr.
Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates has gained two slots to succeed in sixth place after smashing an excellent 91 not out off 64 balls in opposition to South Africa.
Australia’s Tahlia McGrath (up one place to twelfth), India captain Harmanpreet Kaur (up 4 locations to 14th), Pakistan’s Nida Dar (up three locations to fortieth) and South Africa’s Chloe Tryon (up 5 locations to forty seventh) have additionally made appreciable progress amongst batters.
Also, Australian all-rounder Ashleigh Gardner has moved up in all three lists — batters, bowlers and all-rounders — after shining with the bat in opposition to India and with the ball in opposition to Barbados.
Gardner’s knock of 52 not out in the opening match has lifted her 5 locations to eleventh in the batters record whereas her haul of two for six in opposition to Barbados has taken her from forty fifth to twenty sixth spot in bowling. She has reached a career-best third place amongst all-rounders.
With regards to rankings for bowlers, Australian left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen, who took 4 for 22 in opposition to India, has moved up two slots to fourth place. The record is led by England’s Sophie Ecclestone.
India pacer Renuka Singh, after grabbing a career-best 4/18 in opposition to Australia, has jumped 48 locations to the forty ninth spot.