The ICC Women’s International T20 Rankings came out on Tuesday (February 14). In this, Indian team’s batsmen Jemima Rodrigues and Richa Ghosh benefited in the list of batsmen. Interestingly, Indian team vice-captain Smriti Mandhana is in the top five in the list of top 10 batsmen.
As soon as the ICC Women T20 International Ranking (ICC Women T20I Ranking) came out, it was seen that Indian players shone in the list of batsmen. Jemimah Rodrigues and Richa Ghosh have benefited in the batsmen’s list to reach the 11th and 36th positions respectively.
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The duo of Jemima and Richa, who were instrumental in the victory against Pakistan in the Women’s T20 World Cup opener, managed to improve the rankings. Jemima scored an unbeaten 52 to climb from 13th to 11th. Also, Richa moved from 42nd position to 36th position after an unbeaten knock of 31 runs.
Smriti Mandhana is the top Indian in the top ten
Vice-captain Smriti Mandhana, who is out of the match due to a finger injury, is the top Indian player with the third position in the batsmen’s list. Smriti’s opening partner Shafali Verma remains at number 10 on the list. Captain Bismah Maroof, who scored an unbeaten 68 runs for Pakistan in this match, has gained 3 places and reached the 8th position.
England’s spinner Sophie Ecclestone and South Africa’s Nonkululeko Mlaba have further strengthened their position in the top two positions in the bowling rankings.
Ecclestone is the highest wicket-taker in the ongoing World Cup with six wickets. She has 776 marks to her name. Also, Mlaba has gained 17 points to reach the top spot with 770 points.
Indian players shine in Women’s Premier League
Indian team vice-captain Smriti Mandhana became the most expensive player in the first auction of Women’s Premier League 2023. She was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping sum of 3.60 crores. Apart from her, Jemima was roped in by Delhi Capitals with a bid of 2.20 crores. Also, Richa Ghosh was roped in by RCB for Rs 1.90 crore, while Shafali was roped in by Delhi with a bid of Rs 2 crore. (cricketer jemimah rodrigues and richa ghosh move up in icc t20i rankings)
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