Smriti Mandhana, Jhulan Goswami Retain Top Spots in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings
India’s prominent batswoman Smriti Mandhana is at the pole position in the ICC Women’s ODI Rankings, whereas, fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is leading the bowling charts by managing a gap of five points with Australia’s Jess Jonassen.
Plainly, there’s no change in the first ten batswomen list, but the bowling ranking has witnessed Sana Mir, the former skipper of Pakistan achieving 729 points as her career-best rating points. In the ongoing championship, Sana has eked out 35 scalps.
Meanwhile, Sana is the leading wicket-taker in the day-long format while surpassing the tally of 146 shared by Australian Lisa Sthalekar and Windies’ Anisa Mohammed.
Mandhana at the pole position:
As the world cricket body (ICC) has revealed the rankings for women, Mandhana retained her position which separates her with 41 points from Aussie all-rounder , who is placed second on the list.
The southpaw has claimed 802 points to seal the numero-uno spot.
Also, New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite is listed third with 761 points followed by India’s former skipper (717).
Following the series between South Africa women and Pakistan women’s team, the cricketers of both the teams have gained points owing to the ICC women’s ODI player rankings.
Recently, the series has culminated in a 1-1 draw as it is the part of ICC Women’s Championship series.
Following the thrilling tie in Benoni, the Proteas team has overtaken Kiwis on the points table. Proteas have secured the fourth spot while maintaining 16 points. Besides, Pakistan is on fifth with 15 points in as many matches.
In the eight-team championship, New Zealand is placed sixth with 14 points in 15 matches. It becomes pertinent that the points table will provide direct qualification ticket to the host team – Kiwis apart from four other teams for the 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup.
Australia tops the chart:
Also, Australia women’s team tops the charts with 22 points from 12 games whereas; England is placed second with 18 points from 15 matches.
On the other side, India has earned 16 points from 15 games to earn the third spot.
The Proteas batswoman Wolvaardt has made it to the 15th position after gaining three spots. Pakistan’s Nashra Sandhu has moved up five spots to reach the 21st spot.
For South Africa, Wolvaardt has managed to score 134. Whereas, Nashra’s two for eight in Potchefstroom has helped her to reap the reward.
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