ICC T20I Rankings: Indian women rise despite loss to England
The Indian women are enduring a tough time, of late, in the shortest format of the game. Recently, the Indian eves suffered a series whitewash at the hands of England. Nonetheless, a few good individual performances have led to a couple of cricketers rising in the T20I rankings. Let us have a look at the women who rose in the latest ICC T20I Rankings.
Smriti Mandhana among top three batswomen
The Indian woman batters had a forgettable series against England. In two matches, we witnessed a batting collapse. However, stand-in skipper Smriti Mandhana was an exception. She has been rewarded for her consistent performances as she climbed to the top three of the batswomen list. She scored 72 runs in the three matches as she rose to her career-best ranking in the format.
Danielle Wyatt and other England women rise as well
The winning English team saw a number of their women rise up in the rankings. Danielle Wyatt rose to the 17th spot, along with Tammy Beaumont and skipper Heather Knight to 26th and 33rd ranks, respectively. Further, Lauren Winfield and Sophia Dunkley rose to 45th and 86th, respectively. At the top is New Zealand's Suzie Bates, followed by West Indian Deandra Dottin.
Radha Yadav, Ekta Bisht and Anuja Patil among Indian bowlers
Even though Mandhana and Co. lost the series, the Indian bowlers left their mark as they consistently restricted English women to meagre scores. In the same light, spinner Radha Yadav is on the fifth spot, while left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht, who claimed three wickets in two matches, rose to the 56th spot. Further, off-spinner Anuja Patil jumped three places to the 31st spot.
Linsey Smith and Catherine Cross rise among English bowlers
Among the English women bowlers, left-arm spinner Linsey Smith, who claimed five wickets in the three-match series, has climbed up to the 95th spot. Meanwhile, Catherine Cross, who picked up four wickets in the T20I series, has risen to the 71st spot. The bowling list is dominated by Australia's Megan Schutt, followed by India's Poonam Yadav.
No change in all-rounder rankings, England rise to second
There were no major changes in the rankings of all-rounders. The list is dominated by Deandra Dottin of Windies, followed by her team-mate Stafanie Taylor, while South Africa's Dane van Niekerk is at number 3. As for the team rankings, England have climbed to the second spot with 277 points, while they are six points behind leaders Australia. India are on the fifth spot.