Meg Lanning tops ICC Women’s T20I Rankings

Meg Lanning tops ICC Women's T20I Rankings

Sinchan Saha

Modified Jul 26, 2022 3:41 PM IST

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Australia captain Meg Lanning reclaimed her spot at the top of ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings after her splendid knock of 74 against Ireland in a tri-series at Bready that likewise includes Pakistan. Lanning has overtaken compatriot Beth Mooney to recover the position she previously held in January 2014.

With the exception of two days in March 2014, she stayed at the top until 18 November 2016.

However, this is the first time Lanning has been No. 1 since then. Lanning has been at the top for a total of 1,020 days, just behind England’s Charlotte Edwards (1,092) and Australia’s Karen Rolton (1,085) in terms of days as No.1.

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Tahlia McGrath, whose thump of 70 in a similar game dominated her the Player of the Match grant, is up 15 spots to thirteenth while Rachael Haynes has progressed two spots to 51st position. The Australia players to climb the rankings for bowlers incorporate spinner Jess Jonassen (up four spots to 6th) and medium-quick bowler Nicola Carey (up 20 spots to 32nd).

Ireland players Rebecca Stokell (up from 87th to 82nd on the batter’s rundown) and Ava Canning (up from 85th to 71st on the bowlers’ rundown) are likewise among those to acquire in the most recent weekly update that incorporates the three matches of the England versus South Africa series played only seven days in front of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

For England, fast bowler Katherine Brunt and Sophie Ecclestone have received the rewards of getting done with five wickets each in the series. Brunt is up four spots to third in the rankings while Ecclestone has united her situation at the top, acquiring six rating focuses to reach 767.

In the meantime, Sophia Dunkley is up 30 spots to 62nd in the wake of scoring 82 runs in the series while Nat Sciver’s total of 84 runs assists her with staying in the main 10 for players.

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South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt and Anneke Bosch have made significant gains after crushing a half-century each in the series. Wolvaardt has acquired five openings to arrive at fourteenth situation with a total of 89 runs and Bosch has advanced 26 spots to 21st with a total of 96 runs. Tazmin Brits is up 14 puts to 24th on the rundown.

South Africa quick bowler Ayabonga Khaka’s four wickets in the series have lifted her to the top 10 while Nonkululeko Mlaba’s three wickets take her to 24th position.