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

Sri Lanka women’s team captain Chamari Athapaththu was the biggest gainer in the recent update of the ICC Women’s T20I rankings on June 28, 2022. Sri Lanka lost the first two matches of the three-T20I series but managed to save face by winning the third and final match, in which the skipper played a starring role.

In the batting charts, Sri Lanka captain Chamari Athapaththu has gained one spot, moving up to seventh with a career-high rating of 664 ranking points. She was in brilliant form with the bat during the three-match T20I series against India, notching up 139 runs at an average of 69.50. The scores she made in the series were 16, 43, and 80* in the three matches.

Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma. Image: BCCI Women/Twitter

On the other hand, while Smriti Mandhana remained stationary at the 4th spot in the batting rankings, Shafali Verma lose two places and slipped to the 5th position in the rankings, which is led by Beth Mooney of Australia.

Chamari Athapaththu also moved two places up in the all-rounder’s rankings to the 7th spot. Harmanpreet Kaur also moves up five spots rising to joint 23rd after scoring 92 runs and picking up one wicket during the series.

India’s Deepti Sharma remained the highest-ranked all-rounder for India at the 3rd spot.

Radha Yadav Impresses With The Ball, Moves Up Seven Spots In ICC T20I Bowling Rankings For Women

In the bowling rankings, India’s Radha Yadav was at the fore, as he gained 7 spots and moved to the 13th spot in the rankings. She was impressive, scalping four wickets in three matches at an average of 19.50.

Radha Yadav
Radha Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sri Lanka’s Oshadi Ranasinghe took five wickets during the series, which saw her move up 11 spots to equal 26th in the rankings. Pooja Vastrakar also moves up 30 spots to 32nd after picking up two wickets during the series. Inoka Ranaweera, the leading wicket-taker in the series with six scalps, has gained 16 spots to move up to 47th.

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