Beth Mooney Leapfrogs Shafali Verma To Become No. 1 Women’s T20I Batter, Smriti Mandhana At 3rd Position

Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma. Image-Twitter.

Australia’s Beth Mooney climbed up in the ICC Women’s T20I batting rankings overtaking Shafali Verma to become the number 1 ranked Women’s T20I batter.

Mooney has 754 points rating points in her bag, and Shafali Verma has 726 rating points in her name. Also, Star Indian batter Smriti Mandhana is static at number 3 position with 709 rating points.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the recent T20I series against India, Mooney scored 34 and 61 in two games, and Australia won the series. Notably, Beth Mooney was not named in the squad, but she came in as a replacement for injured Rachael Haynes.

Beth Mooney
Shafali Verma. (Photo: Twitter)

Australians are dominating the Women’s T20I batting rankings as other than Mooney, Captain Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy are placed 4th and 6th, respectively. Also, two women’s cricketers from New Zealand, Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates, are ranked fifth and seventh in the rankings.

ICC Women’s T20I Bowling Rankings

Currently, the no.1 ranked bowler in the Women’s T20I rankings is England’s Sophie Ecclestone.

Meanwhile, Mooney’s compatriot Sophie Molineux made a big jump in the rankings, entering in the top 10, climbing 12 spots to be ranked no.9. In the series against India, Sophie Molineux was able to bag 3 wickets at a very good economy of 5.60.

Talking about Indians, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who was the highest wicket-taker in the series with five wickets under her belt, climbed to the 12th spot.

Also, Australian Ashleigh Gardner broke into the top 10 and is placed at the 10th spot in the all-rounders’ list. Adding to it, Georgia Wareham, who bagged three wickets and scored 23 runs in the series, has climbed 14 spots to a career-high 48.

Beth Mooney Leapfrogs Shafali Verma To Become No. 1 Women's T20I Batter, Smriti Mandhana At 3rd Position
Deepti Sharma. (Credits: Twitter)

Meanwhile, the highest-ranked Indian in Women’s T20I Bowling Rankings and All-rounder rankings is Deepti Sharma. She is placed 5th in bowling rankings with 685 points and 4th in all-rounder rankings with 316 points. 

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