Dubai. India’s opener Shafali Verma slipped to the second spot with a loss of one place in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) women’s T20 batting rankings released on Tuesday. On the other hand, Smriti Mandhana remains in third place. Shefali has 726 rating points, while Mandhana has 709 points. Australia’s Beth Mooney is on top with 754 points. He had performed brilliantly in the T20 series against India (INDW vs AUSW) recently. Australia’s team had captured the series 2-0.
Australian players dominate the batting rankings. Apart from Beth Mooney, captain Meg Lenning is at number four and Alyssa Healy is at number six. That is, three players have been successful in making a place in the top-10. New Zealand’s Sophie Devine and Suzy Bates are ranked fifth and seventh respectively. Mooney scored 34 and 61 in the remaining two matches after the first T20 International against India was washed out by rain, helping Australia win the series.
In place of injured Haynes, he got a place in the team.
Beth Mooney was initially not included in the team, but was added to the squad as a substitute after Rachel Haynes was injured. Mooney’s teammate Sophie Molineau also got a big advantage in the latest rankings. She has managed to break into the top-10 of the bowlers’ list by jumping 12 places to be ranked 9th. Sophie took 3 wickets in the series at an economy of 5.60, due to which the Indian team could not score a big score in the last two matches.
Rajeshwari Gaikwad at number 12
India’s left-arm Rajeshwari Gaikwad, who was the most successful bowler of the series with 5 wickets in 2 matches, is in 12th place. Ashleigh Gardner occupies the 10th position in the all-rounders’ list. She was the most successful bowler for Australia. Georgia Wareham, who scored three wickets and 23 runs in three matches, jumped 14 places to reach a career-best 48th position.