- Sinchan Saha | February 21, 2023 | 3:11 pm
Following useful contributions during the previous week at the women’s T20 World Cup, Richa Ghosh has moved up to rank fifth among Indian batters in the top 20 of the ICC T20I rankings for women. That is Ghosh’s career-high in the batter’s circle, where she is joined by Amelia Kerr and Muneeba Ali, both of whom have also posted career-high numbers.
Ghosh finished the week 20th despite a first-ball duck against Ireland, scoring 44 not out in 32 balls in the win over West Indies and 47 not out in 34 balls in the loss to England
No. Smriti Mandhana 3, Shafali Verma 10, Jemimah Rodrigues 12, and Harmanpreet Kaur, captain (No. The remaining Indians in the top 20 are (13).
In the meantime, Kerr, who is also ranked 13th in the world for T20I bowling, scored a match-winning 66 against Sri Lanka to rise to No. Her highest ranking to date is 16 on the batters’ list. She has also moved to No. 3, a one-spot increase among T20I all-rounders.
Renuka Singh, another of Ghosh’s India teammates who made significant moves, went 5 for 15 against England, a career high. As a result, he moved up seven places to fifth among bowlers.
Muneeba became the first Pakistani batswoman to score a century in a women’s Twenty20 International match when she struck 102 off 68 deliveries on February 15 against Ireland. That moved her up ten places to 64th, her highest position ever.
Meg Lanning has moved up one spot to fourth place among batters after scoring 48 runs without being out against Bangladesh, and Suzie Bates has moved up two spots to No. 6 following her respective scores of 56 and 81 not out against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Tazmin Brits, who have risen six spots to No. 21), Amy Jones, who rose from 26th to 26th, Orla Prendergast, who rose from 38th to 38th, and Harshitha Samarawickrama, who rose from No. 39) moved up the other batters.
Lea Tahuhu moved up to seventh place on the bowlers’ table after taking eight wickets in four games, including a three-for against Australia. She also reached 700 rating points for the first time in her career.
Darcie Brown, who is still only 19 years old, has also made her debut at No. 10 in the rankings. 8; Hayley Matthews, who went 2 for 14 against Pakistan, has moved up to tenth place.
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Ashleigh Gardner remained the No. 1 all-rounder. 1; however, Deepti Sharma has moved up to fourth, Matthews and Kerr have moved up, and Nida Dar has moved up two spots to fifth.