Deepti Sharma’s star is in the ascendency, with a string of fine performances helping her attain career-best in both the MRF Tyres T20I Bowling and All-Rounders Rankings, while a fellow Indian is also making moves in the Batting Rankings.
Sharma’s eventful few months continue as she moves into the top three of the MRF Tyres Women's T20I Bowling Rankings, usurping West Indies’ in-form star Hayley Matthews, South African pacer Shabnim Ismail and Australia’s Megan Schutt.
Sharma has been exceptional with the ball at the Women’s Asia Cup, picking up 3/27 against Pakistan, 2/13 against Bangladesh and 2/10 versus Thailand.
Despite her fine form, two English players remain ahead of Sharma in the rankings, with Sarah Glenn in second position and Sophie Ecclestone still at the summit.
Sharma’s efforts have also seen her inch ahead of Ashleigh Gardner in the All-rounders Rankings, meaning the Indian now lies in third spot, behind Matthews and Sophie Devine.
But arguably the most notable shift by an All-rounder has come from New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr.
The Kiwi’s brilliance in recent matches against West Indies, particularly with the bat, means she is a new arrival in the top ten, rising five places to sixth, with Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu the player to slide out of that top ten.
As well as starring in the Caribbean, Kerr took time out of her busy schedule to guest on the latest episode of the 100% Cricket Podcast, where she joined Nasser Hussain and former international teammate Frankie Mackay for a fascinating chat about her mental health challenges, her love of cricket, and her take on that much-discussed Deepti Sharma run out.
India’s Jemimah Rodrigues is the notable mover in the top ten of the MRF Tyres T20I Batting Rankings, jumping ahead of compatriot Shafali Verma and New Zealand legend Suzie Bates to go sixth.
Rodrigues hit a classy 76 during India's Asia Cup clash against Sri Lanka at the start of this month, and she continued that fine form in the latest set of matches.
Her rise into sixth position comes courtesy of two standout knocks in the Women’s Asia Cup – a rollicking unbeaten 75* off just 45 balls to overpower the UAE, and a 24-ball 35* that helped see off Bangladesh.
The top five in the MRF Tyres Women's T20I Batting Rankings remain unchanged, meaning Beth Mooney stretches her stay at the top.
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