ICC released its latest batter’s ranking in which Shafali Verma has dropped a spot, as Australia’s star performer claims the first spot with 754 points against her name. After the series between India and Australia, several changes were seen in the international ranking which is currently dominated by Australians. With Mooney at the top, Australia’s limit overs captain Lanning is on the 4th position and wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy is on the 6th.
The first T20I of the series between India and Australia, in which India looked to be on top, was washed out. After that, the Australians bounced back, and Mooney was their player to watch out for. In the next two games, she scored 34 and 61 runs respectively to help her team claim the series. What’s really surprising, is that Mooney was not the first choice for the series, she came in as a replacement for Rachel Haynes, who picked up an injury.
Shafali on the other hand didn’t have a great series with the bat. In her three innings, Shafali could only manage a cumulative total of 22 runs. It was a rare series where Shafali couldn’t get herself going. However, her opening partner and the only other companion in the top 10 international list of batter, Smriti Mandhana had a decent outing, as a result of which, she remains in the 3rd position of the tally.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad of India too made a considerable jump in the tally after her considerable performance in the series. She emerged as the highest wicket-taker with 5 wickets in 2 innings and is now sitting in the 12th position. Australia’s Wereham who took 3 wickets in the series jumped 14 spots to reach 48th rank, her career-high.