In the recent updated MRF Tyres ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings, Mithali Raj is back at the top. It’s the ninth time in her career that she has attained the number one spot. She claimed the number one spot in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for the first time 16 years ago.
In Tuesday’s weekly update, rankings revealed that Stephanie Taylor has lost her top position in the rankings for the all-rounder. In the recently concluded five-match series between West Indies and Pakistan, Taylor lost 30 points in the rankings for batsmen after scoring 49 and 21 in the two games she batted.
She also lost her top position among all-rounders. She has slipped to the number three position after going wicketless in the series. Australian all-rounder, Ellyse Perry has gone to the number one position.
Deandra Dottin (up to three places to 25th), Kyshona Knight (up 11 places to 42nd), and Britney Cooper (up 22 places to 81st) are the batters to move up the rankings for the West Indies while off-spinner Anisa Mohammed’s six wickets see her advance three places to 23rd among bowlers. Hayley Matthew (up two places to 32nd) and Chinelle Henry (up 14 places to 67th) have also moved up that list.
For the Pakistan side, Omaima Sohail, who registered scores of 62, 61, and 34, has jumped up 19 places to a career-best 36th position. Her compatriot Sidra Ameen (up to five places to 62nd) and Muneeba Ali (up 20 places to 68th) have made progress among batters.
Indian batsmen, Smriti Mandhana has attained her career-best third position in the T20 rankings after scoring a brilliant 70-run knock in the last game against England. Deepti Sharma’s crucial performance in the series has helped her move up one spot to 36th position, while Richa Ghosh has moved nine spots to 72nd position among batsmen.