ICC Women’s ODI Rankings: Smriti Mandhana becomes number 1 ranked batter
After a successful ODI series against New Zealand, the talented left-handed batter from India, Smriti Mandhana became the number 1 batter in latest ICC ODI rankings announced on Saturday. She recently played a key role in India’s maiden ODI series win on New Zealand soil.
Mandhana scored 105 off 104 balls in the 9 wicket win at Napier on 24th January. She continued her form in the 2nd one-day international played at Mount Maunganui by remaining not out on 90 and helping the Women in Blue to crush New Zealand by 8 wickets to win the series.
Mandhana has moved three places up to number 1. For her two knocks, Mandhana was named as the Player of the Series. She has been in sensational form since 2018.
Ellyse Perry moved up to number 2nd, her batting partner and Australian captain Meg Lanning moved up to number 3rd. New Zealand captain Amy Satterthwaite and Indian captain Mithali Raj have equal points but due to a fraction of difference in points, the former is at number 4. In the 2nd ODI, she remained not out on 63 while in the final ODI at Hamilton, Raj could not score much.
The experienced New Zealand batter Suzie Bates climbed up to number 6 due to good performances in the one-day international series against India. Lizelle Lee of South Africa, Tammy Beaumont of England, Stafanie Taylor of West Indies, all slipped down one place each.Sri Lankan captain Chamari Athapaththu retains the number 10 spot.
In the bowling department for India, Jhulan Goswami remains at number 4, while Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma retain their number 8th and 9th ranked positions.
Here are the recent ratings for batters in the latest ICC Women's ODI rankings:
1. Smriti Mandhana (India)- 751
2. Ellyse Perry (Australia)- 681
3. Meg Lanning (Australia)- 675
4. Amy Satterthwaite (New Zealand)- 669
5. Mithali Raj (India)- 669
6. Suzie Bates (New Zealand)- 660
7. Lizelle Lee (South Africa)- 659
8. Tammy Beaumont (England)- 657
9. Stafanie Taylor (West Indies)- 632
10. Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka)- 628