ICC Women's T20I Rankings: Shafali Verma rises to second spot
Indian women's cricket team batswoman Shafali Verma moved up a place to second in the ICC T20I Rankings for Women. Meanwhile, the sensational Smriti Mandhana retained the seventh spot as Jemimah Rodrigues stayed ninth. With 744 rating points, Verma is behind leader Beth Mooney (748) of Australia in the T20I Rankings. Here are the details.
Plenty of movements in the top half
Mooney and Verma lead the show for batswomen as there were several other movements in the top half. New Zealand captain Sophie Devine and Australia duo Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy gained one spots each to be in the top five. Devine has 716 rating points, whereas, Lanning (712) and Healy (705) follow suit. Meanwhile, Suzie Bates dropped four places to be sixth (701).
What about the bowlers?
All-rounder Deepti Sharma (sixth), spinners Radha Yadav (eighth) and Poonam Yadav (ninth) are in the top 10 in the bowlers list. England's Sophie Eccleston (799) continued to lead the bowlers' list. She is followed by Shabnim Ismail (764) of South Africa in the second spot. Meanwhile, England's Sarah Glenn (755), Australia's Megan Schutt (753) and Jess Jonassen (730) round up the top five.
Mandhana and Rodrigues keep their places
Smriti Mandhana has 693 rating points to keep her seventh position. Fellow Indian star Rodrigues has 643 rating points and is placed ninth. These two are separated by West Indies' Stefanie Taylor (658) as Natalie Sciver occupies the 10th position.
India to play SA in three-match T20I series
The Indian women's cricket team hasn't played a T20 International in over a year. They last played on March 8, 2020 in the T20 World Cup final. Meanwhile, India will take on South Africa in a three-match T20 series starting, March 20.
Women's T20I Rankings for Batswomen
New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine moves up one spot to No.3 in the weekly @MRFWorldwide ICC Women's T20I Rankings update for batting after the #NZvENG series.— ICC (@ICC) March 9, 2021
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