In the most recent edition of the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings for batters, which was published on Tuesday, India opener Smriti Mandhana has amassed a total of 741 points, which is a personal best for her. She currently sits in third place.
Gaining 11 rating points during the second Twenty20 International that India played against Australia, which resulted in a tie before India triumphed in the Super Over, allowed the Player of the Match to accomplish the milestone.
As a result of her outstanding play in the first two matches of the present series against India, which is now taking place in Mumbai, Tahlia McGrath of Australia has risen to the top of the rankings and is now ranked No. 1.
According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Australian woman, who is 27 years old, scored unbroken knocks of 40 and 70 and overtook fellow Australians Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney in addition to Mandhana to become the fourth Australian and 12th batter to top the women’s T20I rankings.
After passing Lanning on August 3 of this year, Mooney ascended to the position of leader and remained there.
After only 16 matches, McGrath is now in first place. India opener Shafali Verma has been the fastest in recent years, earning the top ranking after only 18 matches. The last woman to reach the top in less matches was West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor in 2010, who did it after playing only 15. However, Verma was the fastest in recent years.
The names Shafali and Jemimah Rodriques appear on the list of the top ten T20I hitters as well, with the former moving up the rankings to take the sixth slot. Two additional batters from India are also included on the list.
In the rankings for bowlers in T20 Internationals, Deepti Sharma and Renuka Singh Thakur of India have maintained their respective third and fourth places, while England’s leg-spinner Sarah Glenn has moved up one spot to take the second spot behind compatriot Sophie Ecclestone.