ICC Women's ODI Rankings: Jhulan Goswami Moves To Second Spot, Mithali Raj Loses Top Spot
ICC Women's ODI Rankings: Jhulan Goswami Moves To Second Spot, Mithali Raj Loses Top Spot

India women’s team veteran speedster Jhulan Goswami’s brilliant outing in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia has resulted in her moving up to the second spot in the latest update of the ICC Women’s ODI rankings, released on September 28, 2021.

Jhulan, who is the world record holder for the most wickets in women’s ODIs with 240 scalps, took four wickets in the three-match ODI series against Australia at an average of 28.75 which was played at Mackay recently. However, it was her haul of 3/37 in the third ODI that helped India break Australia’s astonishing winning streak of 26 ODIs, helped her move to the second spot in players rankings.

Goswami has been top-ranked eight times in her career, her last ascension to the spot being in March 2019. She though is 33 rating points adrift of Australia left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen as of now.

Anya Shrubsole of England. Photo-Getty
Anya Shrubsole of England. Photo-Getty

Apart from her, the England duo of Anya Shrubsole and Kate Cross, both of whom jumped into the top ten, occupying the 9th and 10th spots respectively. Shrubsole picked three wickets in the final two ODIs against New Zealand, moving up four places, while Cross’ spell of 3/44 in the fifth ODI helped her move up five slots.

Mithali Raj Loses Top Spot In ODI Batting Rankings; Lizelle Lee New No.1 Batter

Mithali Raj lost the top spot in the ICC Women’s ODI rankings for batters as South Africa’s Lizelle Lee moved to the no.1 place and Australia’s Alyssa Healy became the new no.2 ranked batter in women’s ODIs.

MACKAY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Mithali Raj of India bats during game one of the Women's One Day International series between Australia and India at Great Barrier Reef Arena on September 21, 2021 in Mackay, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)
Mithali Raj. (Photo: Getty Images)

But the biggest gainer in batting rankings was Beth Mooney as she climbed up eight places to break into the top ten, sitting at No.8, just below compatriot Meg Lanning by nine rating points. Mooney was at the top of her game during the ODI series against India which her team won 2-1. She amassed 177 runs at a strike rate of 89.84 thanks to a century and a half-century.

Australia keeper-batter Alyssa Healy, move up a spot to No.2 following scores of 77 and 35 against India, while Smriti Mandhana, the India opener, moved up one spot to No.6 in the rankings.

Alyssa Healy. Photo - Getty
Alyssa Healy. Photo – Getty

Here are the latest ICC Women’s ODI Rankings As Jhulan Goswami Takes Strides:

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