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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Smriti Mandhana Secures No.2 Spot in Latest ICC T20I Rankings

Smriti Mandhana Secures No.2 Spot in Latest ICC T20I Rankings

The recent string of performances pushed the 26-year-old Indian captain to the second position in the latest ICC T20I rankings displacing Australia’s Meg Lansing. 

Indian women’s cricket team’s prolific batter Smriti Mandhana has moved to the second position in the latest ICC T2 0I rankings. Mandhana’s recent string of performances helped her gain the position, whereas Australian stalwart Meg Lansing slipped to the third position. Australia’s Beth Mooney holds the first spot.


T20 rankings

Australia’s Beth leads the pack with 743 points, whereas Smriti has 731 points in her account. Meg is in the third spot with 725 points, followed by New land's  Sophie Devin  in the fourth position and Australia’s Thalia Mc Grath in the fifth position. In a recently played three-match series, Smriti scored a whopping 111 runs.

ODI rankings

In the ODI rankings too, Smriti has come up the ladder from 10th place to the seventh position. In the ongoing ODI series against England, Smriti scored 91 runs in the first match. Smriti’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur also moved to ninth place after hitting a half-century in the same match.

ODI bowlers’ rankings

England’s pace bowler Kata Cross picked two wickets in that same match and grabbed the 10th spot, whereas her teammate Charlotte Dean secured the 20th spot. Moving to ODI all-rounder rankings, English star Nat Sciver lost her top spot to Australia’s Elysee  Perry after skipping the series against India to focus on her mental health and well-being.

In other news

India thrashed England

In the first match of the ODI series against England, the Indian women thrashed the Britons. Batting first in Hove, the English women scored a decent total of 227 runs by losing seven wickets. However, Smriti’s terrific 91-run knock and Kaur’s 74 won the match for India. India’s legendary bowler Jhulan Goswami, who is set to retire at the end of the series, grabbed one wicket.

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