Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur rise in ICC women’s ODI rankings

Indian batsmen Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur have improved their ranking and advanced by one place in the latest ICC ranking for women’s players, which was published on Tuesday.

Mandhana rose to fourth place with 708 points, while Indian captain Harmanpreet rose to sixth place with 694 points.

England’s star batsman Nat Sciver-Brunt is currently ranked first in the ODI batting rankings. Sciver-Brunt achieved this rank after a record-breaking century in her third ODI win at the ICC Women’s Championship over Sri Lanka, reaching a century with only 66 balls, which is the fastest for an English player. She finished with 120 runs in just 74 balls, including 18 for four and one for six.

Sciver-Brunt’s outstanding performance also elevated her to the third highest ranking for an English player in ODI batting history with 807. Only Claire Taylor (814) and Sarah Taylor (812), who reached their respective rankings in July 2009, have higher rankings.

On the Sri Lankan side, Hasini Perera climbed 26 places to 57th place after his three innings in the series with 325 runs.

Although there was only one change in the top ten rankings of bowlers (Ayabonga Khaka advanced to seventh place, overtaking Kate Cross), there were notable changes in the top 20.

Charlie Dean’s performance of 31/05 in the third ODI against Sri Lanka brought her to the best 12th place of her career with 571 runs. Nida Dar advanced to 19th place by two places, and Nashra Sandhu advanced to 15th place by one position, leading Pakistan. Sadia Iqbal also made a significant leap, climbing 13 places in the top 50 with consecutive scores of 2-32 and 2-26 against South Africa.

England’s Sarah Glenn rose in the absence of the injured and top-ranked Sophie Ecclestone, took five wickets in the ODI series against Sri Lanka and climbed 12 places to 52nd with 328 runs.

In the all-rounders, Ash Gardner (389) took first place after the fall of Nat Sciver-Brunt, followed by Hayley Matthews (382). Sciver-Brunt has dropped to third in the ODI all-rounder rankings.

Chamari Athapaththu approached the top ten with a strong performance in England, and some players in smaller positions also made remarkable progress. Dean improved by three positions to 15th place, Salma Khatun improved by two positions to 17th place, and Nadine de Klerk improved by six positions to 38th place in the ranking.

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