Indian women’s cricket team’s opener batsman Smriti Mandhana and all-rounder Deepti Sharma have reached career-best second place in the list of batsmen and bowlers in the latest T20I rankings of the International Cricket Council.
Both Mandhana and Deepti have improved one place each in the rankings for batsmen and bowlers, respectively, in the weekly rankings. Mandhana has been a top-ranked batsman in ODIs. He played a key role in making India the champions by scoring an unbeaten 51 off 25 balls in the final of the Asia Cup played in the T20I format and achieved their best ranking in this format.
Smriti Mandhana has 730 rating points to her name and is 13 points behind top-ranked Australia’s Beth Mooney. After taking 3 for 7 against Thailand in the semi-final of the tournament, Deepti, who spent just seven runs in four overs in the final, is second in the bowlers’ list with 742 ratings. Top-ranked England spinner Sophie Ecclestone has 14 points more than her.
Deepti is third in the all-rounder’s list of players with 370 rating points. West Indies Hayley Matthews (377) and New Zealand’s Sophie Devine (390) are the top two players in this table. Fast bowler Renuka Singh, who became the player of the match with three wickets for five runs in the final of the Asia Cup, has improved five places to a career-best third position.