Smriti Mandhana. Photo- ICC
Smriti Mandhana. Photo- ICC

Indian opener Smriti Mandhana and opener Yastika Bhatia moved upwards in the latest update of the ICC Women’s ODI rankings which were released on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. On the other hand, India captain Mithali Raj slipped in the ODI batting rankings for women’s cricketers.

Star opener Mandhana, who played modest knocks of 35, 10, and 30 in India’s previous three matches in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup, climbed up one place to enter the top 10 with a rating of 663.

Meanwhile, Yastika Bhatia’s impressive run was also reflected in the rankings issued on Tuesday as she moved up eight places to the 39th spot. This comes after she had scored consecutive half-centuries against Australia and Bangladesh in India’s previous two games in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup tournament in New Zealand.

Yastika Bhatia. Photo- ICC
Yastika Bhatia. Photo- ICC

On the other hand, skipper Mithali Raj, who had lost five places in the past two weeks, has dropped one more spot to be joint eighth alongside New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite. She had some respite from her poor form when she scored 68 against Australia, but her wretched form continued as she scored a golden duck against Bangladesh in India’s 110-run win over Bangladesh on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, Australia’s Alyssa Healy (730) still leads the way in the ODI batting rankings, but her other Australian teammates are slowly catching up with her for the no.1 crown. Beth Mooney (2nd spot) with 725 points and captain Meg Lanning (715) and Rachael Haynes (712) have also risen to fourth and fifth positions respectively.

South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt’s ongoing golden run in the World Cup has seen her rise to the third spot in the rankings.

Pooja Vastrakar. PHoto- BCCI
Pooja Vastrakar. PHoto- BCCI

In the bowlers’ chart, India pacer Pooja Vastrakar has risen 13 spots and is currently placed 56th while veteran Jhulan Goswami dropped a rung to be seventh. England spinner Sophie Ecclestone (773) continues to occupy the top spot, with Jess Jonassen (726) on the second spot.

In the all-rounder’s chart, which is led by Australia’s Ellyse Perry, Deepti Sharma has moved down to seventh.

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