Shafali Verma maintained her number one position in the ICC rankings for batting.© T20 World Cup/Twitter
Teen sensation and lead-off hitter Shafali Verma of India remained firmly in first place, while New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine became the new joint top women’s all-rounder in the latest T20I rankings released Tuesday. Devine also made it to the hitting charts to jump to number five. Devine showed her class in the third T20I against England at Hove, scoring 50 points with the bat and also returning with figures of 2/26. This has enabled her to jump a spot and become the joint all-rounder with England’s Natalie Sciver.
Other winners in the all-rounder rankings include Deepti Sharma from India, Ellyse Perry from Australia and Hayley Matthews from the West Indies, all of whom secured a spot to jump to Nos. 4, 5 and 6 respectively. Stafanie Taylor dropped three places to number 7.
In the battle rankings, South African Lizelle Lee was the big winner, jumping three places to eighth on the charts. Devine also took a spot to finish fifth.
In the bowling charts, Australian Megan Schutt took two places to reach number 2 in the rankings. Jess Jonassen also secured a spot to reach number 4 in the standings.
Hayley Matthews, who was collectively the highest wicket taker in the T20I series against South Africa, has racked up seven places to break into the top 15 of the bowling rankings.
With the third T20I between England and New Zealand approaching, it will provide players from both sides to take further gains in the rankings.
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