Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana Gain Big In ICC Rankings After Sri Lanka Tour Success

Updated - 12 Jul 2022, 06:38 PM

Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur
Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo: Twitter)

India’s Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana have gained big in the latest update of the ICC women’s rankings after the Sri Lanka tour success, in which India won the T20I series 2-1 and the ODI series 3-0. Overall it was a satisfactory tour for the Indian maidens.

Harmanpreet scored 119 runs at an average of 59.50 and picked three wickets in India’s 3-0 sweep of Sri Lanka in the recently- concluded ODI series. She was also named the Player of the Series for her solid all-round performance.

The Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur has moved up one slot to 13th position, her Player of the Match effort of 75 helping her gain 12 rating points. She has also moved up eight slots to 71st among bowlers and four spots to 20th among all-rounders.

Shafali Verma. PC- SLC
Shafali Verma. PC- SLC

On the other hand, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana too had a good outing for the Women in Blue as she scored 104 runs in three matches at an average of 52. The other Indian batters who have progressed in the rankings chart are Shafali Verma (three places to 33rd), Yastika Bhatia (up one place to 45th), and bowling-all rounder Pooja Vastrakar (up eight places to 53rd).

Chamari Athapaththu Moves To Career-Best 8th Spot In ODI Player Rankings

Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu also had an amazing upwards movement in the latest ICC women’s ODI rankings as she advance two spots to a career-best-equaling eighth position, which she had first attained after her epic 178 off 143 balls against Australia in the ODI World Cup in 2017.

Chamari Athapaththu. Photo- Getty
Chamari Athapaththu. Photo- Getty

Apart from her, Sri Lanka’s Harshitha Samarawickrama has moved up one place to 43rd among batters and Nilakshi de Silva has surged 10 places to 47th. Spinner Inoka Ranaweera continues her ascent in the bowling list, up five places to 16th with a haul of two for 22.

The batting chart is headed by Australian Alyssa Healy followed by England’s Natalie Sciver, while Englishwoman Sophie Ecclestone and South African Shabnim Ismail continue to take the first and second spots respectively in bowling.

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