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.
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.
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.
Here are the latest ICC Women’s ODI Rankings As Jhulan Goswami Takes Strides:
— ICC (@ICC) September 28, 2021