Suzie Bates stays top of the batting rankings, but the top 10 has seen a real shake up, with India's Jemimah Rodrigues also moving up by leaps and bounds.
The end of the ICC Women's World T20 2018 in the Caribbean has seen a number of changes in the MRF Tyres ICC Women's T20I Player Rankings. While Australia won the tournament, beating England in the final to secure their fourth title in the event, to consolidate their position at the top of the tree, a number of players from different teams also moved up the rankings.
The leading run-scorer in the tournament, Alyssa Healy, has moved into the top 10, going up four places to eighth in the rankings. Healy scored 225 runs in five innings at an average of 56.25 and a strike rate of 144.23. Scores of 48, 56*, 53, 46 and 22 showed remarkable consistency across her five innings. Healy – later named the Player of the Tournament – may well have ended up with more runs if she hadn’t missed the chance to bat against India after a collision with Megan Schutt left her concussed.
The biggest mover at the top of the table is Indian batter Rodrigues, who has flown up the charts after a moderately successful tournament. Rodrigues made 125 runs in the tournament, the majority of which came in her innings of 59 against New Zealand. She has risen nine places to make it to sixth place.
Smriti Mandhana also moved into the top 10 after a successful World T20 that saw her finish third on the run-scoring list. Mandhana finished with 178 runs at 35.6, with her most impressive innings coming against the eventual winners, Australia. In the final game of their group, India posted an impressive 167/8 with Mandhana top-scoring with 83 in an innings that included three sixes.
India captain Hamanpreet Kaur moved into the top three of the rankings after her efforts at the tournament. Kaur was the only batter to score a hundred during the event, making 103 from 51 balls against New Zealand. She now sits just behind Bates and Stafanie Taylor, who are unchanged at numbers one and two in the rankings.
There were some big movers further down the rankings. England’s breakout star at the tournament, Amy Jones, moved up 63 places to No.71 in the rankings. New Zealand’s Katie Martin moved up 10 places to No.45, while Javeria Khan of Pakistan moved up seven places to No.14.
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