Kaur, Healy lead batters’ charge in Women’s T20I rankings

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur leads a bunch of India batters making notable advances in the Women’s T20I player rankings while players from Australia and England have unsurprisingly made rapid gains in the latest update following the Women’s World T20.

Kaur, who was the second highest run-maker during the 10-team event after Australia opener Alyssa Healy, has gained three slots to reach third position.

Kaur aggregated 183 runs including a match-winning 103 in the tournament opener against New Zealand.

Jemimah Rodrigues (up nine places to a career-best sixth) and left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana (up seven places to a career-best 10th) are the others from her team to move up after contributing in their team’s campaign in the Caribbean, which ended against England in the semi-finals.

Healy has gained four slots to reach eighth position for her player of the tournament effort, which saw her score 225 runs.

Other batters to gain in the latest rankings update include Javeria Khan of Pakistan, who has gained seven places to reach a career-best 14th position, and Clare Shillington of Ireland, who has gained one slot to take the 19th slot.

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In the bowlers’ list led by Australia’s Megan Schutt, New Zealand spinner Leigh Kasperek’s seven wickets have lifted her seven places to third position while finalists England’s Sophie Ecclestone has moved from 16th to fourth and fast bowler Anya Shrubsole from 12th to sixth place after a seven-wicket effort, which included a hat-trick against South Africa.

Other bowlers to improve their rankings include New Zealand leg-spinner Amelia Kerr (up 15 places to a career-best seventh), Delisa Kimmince of Australia (up 10 places to eighth), South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail (up 11 places to 10th), Pakistan’s Nashra Sandhu (up 25 places to a career-best 10th), Shashikala Siriwardene of Sri Lanka (up six places to 17th) and Salma Khatun of Bangladesh (up two places to 14th).

West Indies’ Deandra Dottin has shot up from fourth to second in the list of allrounders. She has overtaken Australia’s Ellyse Perry and compatriot Hayley Mathews after finishing with 121 runs and 10 wickets in the tournament.

South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk has advanced one slot to reach fifth position among all-rounders.

Meanwhile, in the Women’s T20I Team Rankings, England have overtaken New Zealand to second position in the list which continues to be topped by Meg Lanning-led Australia with 283 points after their fourth Women’s World T20 title.

BATTERS (TOP 10

Team ( /-) Player Team Points Avg S/R Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Suzie Bates NZ 694 30.68 112 699 v Pak at Guyana 2018
2 ( – ) Stafanie Taylor Win 656 35.68 105 770 v NZ at St Lucia 2010
3 ( 3) H. Kaur Ind 632 29.01 105 635 v Aus at Guyana 2018
4 (-1) Meg Lanning Aus 623 34.04 117 721 v Win at Melbourne 2014
5 ( – ) Deandra Dottin Win 614 25.4 127 651 v Eng at Bridgetown 2013
6 ( 9) J. Rodriques Ind 607! 32.92 129 607 v Eng at Antigua 2018
7 (-3) Beth Mooney Aus 601 31.69 120 673 v Ind at Mumbai 2018
8 ( 4) Alyssa Healy Aus 575! 22.8 122 575 v Eng at Antigua 2018
9 (-2) Mithali Raj Ind 570 37.42 100 731 v Win at Ahmedabad 2011
10 ( 7) Smriti Mandhana Ind 567! 22.73 114 567 v Eng at Antigua 2018

BOWLERS (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Points Avg S/R Highest Rating
1 ( – ) Megan Schutt Aus 728 15.45 5.76 736 v Pak at Guyana 2018
2 ( – ) Poonam Yadav Ind 662 13.62 5.56 672 v Ire at Guyana 2018
3 (+7) Leigh Kasperek NZ 647 12.37 5.99 653 v Ire at Dublin 2018
4 (+12) S. Ecclestone Eng 643! 19.91 6.6 643 v Aus at Antigua 2018
5 (+4) Ellyse Perry Aus 641 19.19 5.9 687 v NZ at Nelson 2010
6 (+6) Anya Shrubsole Eng 638 13.7 5.53 690 v Win at Dharamsala 2016
7 (+15) Amelia Kerr NZ 612! 22.78 5.78 612 v Ire at Guyana 2018
8 (+10) D. Kimmince Aus 606! 19 6.54 606 v Eng at Antigua 2018
9 (-1) Nida Dar                Pak 596 16.96 5.04 635 v SA at Doha 2014
10= (+11) Shabnim Ismail SA 587 19.07 6.03 642 v Aus at Nagpur 2016