Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma achieve career best T20 rankings | Cricket News


DUBAI: India opening Smriti Mandhana and off spin all-rounder Deep Sharma each moved up a place to achieve a career-best second place in the batsmen and bowlers charts of the latest ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings.
Both Mandhana and Deepti have moved within striking distance of the top spot for batsmen and bowlers respectively after the latest weekly update.
Mandhana, who was a top ODI batsman, moved up after scoring an unbeaten 51 off 25 balls, leading her team to an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup in Sylhet recently. Bangladesh.
Mandhana is on 730 rating points, 13 points separating her from the top ranked Beth Mooney from Australia.
Deepti stood up after conceding just seven runs from four overs in the final, after taking three for seven against Thailand in an earlier match of the tournament.
Deepti, who finished as the joint-highest wicket-taker in the Asia Cup with 13 scalps, achieved 742 rating points, 14 less than the England spinner Sophie Ecclestone.
Deepti also got a place in the all-rounder list at the third position with 370 rating points, behind West Indies’ Hayley Matthews (377) and New Zealand’s Sophie Devine (390).
fast bowler Renuka Singhwho was named Player of the Match in the final for her 3/5 haul, moved up five places to a career-best third position while Sneh Rana is also in a career-best 10th position after claiming five places.
Explosive India opener Shafali Verma (in one place to seventh) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (with three places to 14th) also gained in the latest update, while the left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (up 15 places to 17th) moved up the bowlers’ list.


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