As seasoned opener Beth Mooney leapt back in ahead of teammate and captain Meg Lanning to reclaim her position as the No. 1 ranked batter on the most recent MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings, bragging rights within the gold-medal-winning Australia camp will continue.
Australia’s streak of victories that helped them win the gold medal was largely attributed to Mooney’s performance at the most recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Her efforts have been rewarded as she has passed Lanning at the head of the rankings.
Jemimah Rodrigues Finds A Place In Top 10 As Well Joins Smriti Mandhana And Shafali Varma
Following an exciting Commonwealth Games, the ICC announced its most recent rankings on Tuesday, and Mooney’s return to the top spot and India’s Jemimah Rodrigues’ enormous surge into the top 10 were just two of the many notable changes.
With 179 runs from five innings for her country, Mooney led the run-scoring in the competition, enabling the 28-year-old to surpass Lanning and reclaim the position she had previously lost to her captain.
Three Indian players are in the top 10, with Rodrigues moving up the most (seven spots to 10th overall) as a result of her 146 runs for her nation.
Other Indians in the top 10 include Smriti Mandhana, in the fourth position and Shafali Verma in the sixth position.
Despite a lacklustre event for the Proteas, South African duo Anneke Bosch (up five ranks to 20th) and Tazmin Brits (up six spaces to 22nd) made enormous progress on the most recent batter rankings.