Here are the ICC Women ODI Rankings.
Following a rampant win against New Zealand in the ODI series, one that took the Indian women cricket team all the way up to third place in the vital ICC women’s Series which will determine the direct qualifiers for the 2021 edition of the world cup, Mandhana retained her place at the helm in the ODI players’ ranking released by the ICC. Mandhana pips Australian pair of Perry and Lanning to the top spot with 774 ranking points after a series that saw her accumulate the maximum number of runs.
Following up in fourth place is New Zealand’s Satterthwaite with Raj competing at top 5. The other Indians to find their name in the top 20 are Sharma at 17th and T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur in 20th place. Kaur will be left the most disappointed with her place in the rankings after a sub-standard performance by her throughout the series saw her not make any strides up the ranks.
Making a significant rise in the table for batswomen was West Indies’ Taylor, after she amassed a healthy 158 runs in 3 matches against Pakistan, including two fifties that has taken her all the way to the eighth spot in the table, two positions up from her previous ranking.
As far as the ranking for bowlers goes, Indian spin duo of Sharma and Yadav find themselves occupying the 8th and 9th position after consistently troubling New Zealand throughout the three ODIs the two sides contested in. Sharma also finds herself in 3rd position in the all-rounder’s table, one that is led by Perry and followed by Taylor.
As far as the country ranking goes, India maintained its third position, behind England at second and Australia at the pinnacle. Bigger ramifications followed in the ICC Women’s Series which saw India rise up handsomely to the third place in the table which is led by Australia with 16 points and world cup hosts New Zealand with 14. West Indies slipped down to the fifth place after losing 2-1 to Pakistan and found South Africa snapping at their heels. South Africa who thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 is now level on points with West Indies with 11 only to find itself trailing its counterparts on net run rate.
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The upcoming period in women’s international cricket holds massive consequences in the women’s series. India who will take on England in a three-match ODI series can seal their berth for the world cup if they manage to come out on top. Elsewhere, New Zealand travels to Australia to decide who will occupy the mantle at the end of their series.