Archive photo of Harmanpreet Kaur© AFP
On her stellar show against England, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur jumped four places on Tuesday to reach fifth in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings. She leads a number of Indian players who have risen rapidly in the rankings following the team’s 3-0 win over England. Kaur crushed a match-winning 143 out of 111 deliveries in the second match at Canterbury. Opener Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma have also risen in the latest update which takes into account performances in the last two matches of that series, as well as the IWC series between the West Indies and New Zealand.
Mandhana, a former top-ranked hitter who scored 40 and 50 in the two games, has moved up one place to sixth position, while Sharma’s unbeaten 68 not out in the third game at Lord’s has lifted her eight places to 24th position.
Pooja Vastrakar (up four places to 49th) and Harleen Deol (46 places up to 81st) are other players from India who have moved up the batting list, while new-ball bowler Renuka Singh has cantered 35 places and is in 35th position. after taking four wickets each in the two matches.
Fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, a former top player, retired in fifth place.
England’s Danny Wyatt, who scored 65 in the second game, has won two spots to reach 21st place among batters, while Amy Jones has moved up four places to 30th. Charlie Dean has moved up 24 places to become 62nd among batters and one place to 19th among bowlers.
West Indies captain Hayley Matthews has taken the number 1 position for all-rounders in the ODI format for the first time in her career after racking up 88 runs and taking five wickets in a 2-1 series win over New Zealand.
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