In a recent and exciting development, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has lifted the curtain on the latest Women’s T20I rankings, offering cricket enthusiasts a fascinating glimpse into the recent performances that have reshaped the landscape of women’s cricket worldwide. The rankings celebrate individual achievements and serve as a barometer of collective strength and competitiveness.
Bowlers chart – Deepti Sharma’s spectacular ascent:
The bowling arena witnessed a significant shakeup, with England‘s Sophie Ecclestone retaining her throne as the top-ranked bowler. However, India‘s Deepti Sharma stole the spotlight and made an impressive ascent. Climbing an astonishing four places, she claimed the coveted second spot in the bowlers’ ranking.
The all-rounder’s remarkable performance with the leather in the ongoing T20I series against Australia proved to be the catalyst for her remarkable climb. The spin maestro has showcased her prowess by scalping four crucial wickets in two games, contributing to India’s success and elevating her standing in the global cricketing sphere.
Batters update – Alyssa Healy’s resurgence
Turning the attention to the batting charts, where Tahlia McGrath continues to reign supreme, there’s a noteworthy resurgence in the top 10. Australia’s dynamic captain, Alyssa Healy, has notched up a commendable feat by climbing one spot and securing the tenth position.
Surpassing her teammate Ashleigh Gardner, Healy’s consistent performances have earned her a well-deserved place among the top-ranked batters. This development adds an extra layer of excitement to the batting landscape, setting the stage for exciting contests in the future.
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All-rounder prowess – Hayley Matthews dominates
In the all-rounder category, Caribbean cricketer Hayley Matthews continues to showcase her dominance, firmly holding the top position. However, Deepti features here too , securing the fourth spot. The Agra-born cricketer’s dual prowess with both bat and ball makes her a formidable force in the women’s T20I arena. Her inclusion in the top echelons of all-rounders reaffirms her status as a key player who adds balance and versatility to the Indian squad.