The latest ICC Women’s ODI rankings are out. Indian left-hand-batter Smriti Mandhana has risen a spot to take the sixth position while skipper Harmanpreet Kaur slipped to eighth place.
Mandhana, who is known for her elegant strokeplay, has accumulated 704 rating points. Meanwhile, hard-hitter Kaur has 702 rating points under her belt.
Among other Indians, left-arm tweaker Rajeshwari Gayakwad and spin-bowling all-rounder Deepti Sharma are the top-10 rank holders in the bowlers’ and all-rounders’ categories, respectively. The former is placed in the ninth position while Sharma has reserved the seventh slot for her, with both moving down a place.
Beth Mooney has catapulted to the top on the back of her Ashes knocks. She has been going through a rich vein of form lately as her twin contributions of 81 not out and 33 helped Australia to retain the urn. The three-match ODI series is levelled 1-1, with a match still to be played.
Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu’s stay at the top of the batters’ rankings was short-lived as she slipped to third position with 758 rating points.
Mooney’s England counterpart Nat Sciver Brunt has climbed two spots to the second spot, attaining a career-best rating of 763. Sciver’s all-round pyrotechnics shot herself to the zenith of the all-rounders’ rankings as well, registering a career-best rating of 402.
The duo of dominance 🔥— ICC (@ICC) July 18, 2023
Beth Mooney regains her place at the top of the ODI batters' rankings while Nat Sciver-Brunt is crowned the new No.1 all-rounder 👏
England women’s cricket team skipper Heather Knight played an unbeaten innings of 75 in the first ODI, taking her team over the line against Australia. The knock catalysed Knight’s four-place leap in the batters’ rankings. She has matched with Sophie Devine and shares the 14th spot.
Meanwhile, Ash Gardner continues to impress with her all-round abilities. A total of 54 runs and six wickets from the first two Ashes ODIs has moved her up four places to the eighth position in the bowlers’ rankings with 631 rating points. She has also climbed two spots up to the fifth position in the all-rounders’ rankings with 330 rating points to her name.
Sophie Ecclestone retains the number one ODI bowler's spot with 756 rating points.