Women ODI Rankings: Smriti Mandhana & Yastika Bhatia rise, Mithali Raj slips

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Women ODI Rankings: Smriti Mandhana & Yastika Bhatia rise, Mithali Raj slips
Women ODI Rankings: Smriti Mandhana & Yastika Bhatia rise, Mithali Raj slips

Women ODI Rankings: Smriti Mandhana & Yastika Bhatia rise, Mithali Raj slips

Women ODI Rankings: Awe-inspiring performances at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 have been rewarded with upward movement in the ODI Player Rankings.

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A mix of young starlets and wily veterans made strides across the three disciplines, with the tournament in New Zealand showcasing a high-level of individual skill and team success across the board.

Alyssa Healy (730) still leads the way in the ODI batting rankings, though the wicket-keeper has a number of players closing into the number one spot, with a number of chasers being her Australian teammates.

Beth Mooney is the best of the rest, jumping two places to a rating of 725. After scores of 30* and 28*, providing stability in Australia’s middle order. Compatriots Meg Lanning (715) and Rachael Haynes (712) have also risen to fourth and fifth respectively. With Laura Wolvaardt’s fine start to the tournament reflected in a two-spot rise to third.

Women ODI Rankings: Smriti Mandhana & Yastika Bhatia rise, Mithali Raj slips
Smriti Mandhana & Yastika Bhatia rise, Mithali Raj slips

England’s Nat Sciver was the biggest jumper in the top ten, climbing four spots, while Smriti Mandhana enters the top ten with a rating of 663.

Outside the top ten, there has been marked movement.

Maddy Green jumped 12 spots to 28th thanks to a busy week at the crease, making 30 against South Africa. And a half-century against England, reaching her highest ever rating of 480. India left-hander Yastika Bhatia’s impressive run was also reflected in the latest changes, moving eight places to 39th. While Muneeba Ali, fresh off a historic victory for Pakistan over West Indies and scoring 37, rose six places to 57th.

There was no change to the No.1 slot on the bowling side of things, with spinner Sophie Ecclestone well above fellow left-arm tweaker Jess Jonassen, who remains in second.

South African quicks take up fourth, fifth and sixth, with Shabnim Ismail edging past Marizanne Kapp. Ayabonga Khaka’s two-place jump means she leapfrogs Jhulan Goswami and Ellyse Perry, an indication that the Proteas’ bowling success has been a collective.

Kate Cross has moved three spots into the top ten (623). With England teammate Anya Shrubsole moving four places to 11th. Therefore, New Zealand quick Jess Kerr leapt six places to 21st. While Pakistan bowlers Nida Dar (up five spots to 24th). And Anam Amin (up two spots to 31st) enjoyed success like their batting counterparts.

Charlie Dean has made an impressive start in World Cup cricket. And her figures of 4/23 against India were a catalyst of a 15-place jump to 40th. Pooja Vastrakar also so a 13-spot rise. With Frankie Mackay’s inspiring four-wicket haul in New Zealand’s late charge against England reflected in a 14-place boost.

Ellyse Perry may be well ahead on the all-rounder board. Though Sciver has made ground on the Australian thanks to a strong week across both disciplines. Ash Gardner’s heroics put her above Deepti Sharma in sixth. While Jhulan Goswami’s cameos with the bat have moved her to ninth. Hayley Matthews and Kapp, two players in the discussion for Player of the Tournament honours, remain in third and fourth respectively.