Smriti Mandhana secured her career-best third sport in ICC T-20I Batters’ ranking

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Smriti Mandhana has moved one block ahead to the third block in the ICC Women’s T-20I ranking of batter. This has been her career’s best rank. It came after her glorious innings against Pakistan at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Smriti Mandhana scored 24 against Australia, India’s first match in this tournament, which India eventually lost. However, India snatched a stellar win in its second conflict, which was against Pakistan. There, Mandhana scored an unbeaten 63 off 42 decorated with eight fours and three sixes. Nevertheless, it was the bowlers who owned the credit by restricting Pak within 100 runs.

Smriti Mandhana ahead of Mooney and Devine

Mandhana’s innings against Pak have dragged her ahead of the Kiwi Sophie Devine. She reached within two rating points of Aussie Beth Mooney. Australian Meg Lanning did no mistake to lead the chart as she always does.

Smriti Mandhana has previously been the top-ranked batter in ODIs. She is now third-ranked in T20Is in the past too and reached that place for the first time in 2019. She held the third position in October last year.

Suzie Bates of New Zealand has jumped two slots to the sixth position. She got this reward after she smashed an impressive 91 not out off 64 balls against South Africa. Tahlia McGrath moved one place to 12th while, Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur stepped four places up to 14th. Pakistan’s Nida Dar came up three places to 40th. South Africa’s Chloe Tryon too moved steeply five places to 47th.

Aussie all-rounder Ashley Gardner gave an impressive performance against India. As a reward, she moved open all three lists. She also put on a great show against Barbados, with the ball. in the opening match, Gardner scored 52 not out. It took her five places up to the 11th. Adding to that her two wickets haul dragged her to the 26th spot from the 45th. She is enjoying her career-best third position.

Aussie Jonassen to the 4th Sophie leads the chart

The ICC bowlers ranking also saw shuffle’s throughout the chart. Australian left-hand spinner Jess Jonassen grabbed for wickets against India by giving just 22 runs. As a result of that, she moves two slots to the 4th block. However, it’s England Sophie Ecclestone who is leading the chart. Both New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr and Australian pacer Megan Scott moved one spot eat to take the 8th and the seventh position respectively. Hayley Matthews, the Barbados captain moved to places up to the 9th.

South African Nonkululeko Mlaba Skipped two places to the 22nd, while Sri Lankan Oshadi Ranasinghe moved to the 24th. Another Sri Lankan bowler Inoka Ranaweera moved four places to the 44th. Indian medium pacer Renuka Singh moves to the 49th as a result of her career-best 4-wicket haul against Australia, by giving just 18 runs.

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