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Series sweep helps India players rise in latest rankings

A big boost for a group of players from India and England following some impressive performances in T20I contests over the past week.

India's best performers have been rewarded for their recent T20I series sweep over Bangladesh by making giant strides on the latest ICC Women's T20I Player Rankings.

India looked in good touch just months out from this year's ICC Women's T20 World Cup as they registered a hard-fought whitewash of Bangladesh in the five-match series and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur rose three places to 13th on the updated list for T20I batters following her 105 runs for the series.

Teammate Richa Ghosh shot up two places to 23rd following her unbeaten 28* in the final match of the series, while Radha Yadav (up seven spots to 23rd) and Titas Sadhu (up 18 rungs to 60th) made ground on the updated T20I rankings for bowlers following a string of good efforts in Bangladesh.

A group of players from England have also made a jump up the rankings following the opening game of their series at home against Pakistan, with skipper Heather Knight rising four places to 18th on the list for T20I batters after her innings of 49 in Birmingham.

Experienced keeper Amy Jones was adjudged Player of the Match in England's 53-run triumph for her quickfire 37 and four catches behind the stumps and the 30-year-old improves three places to 26th on the updated T20I rankings for batters.

Sarah Glenn took four wickets in that contest to help dismiss Pakistan for just 110 in reply to England's total of 163/6 and the leg-spinner rose two places to fourth behind teammate Sophie Ecclestone on the updated list for T20I bowlers.

There are four bowlers from England inside the top 10, with Charlotte Dean in fifth place and pacer Lauren Bell jumping four spots to seventh and a new career-high rating following her spell of 3/22 against Pakistan.

There was also some joy for Sri Lanka's players following their success at the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier event they won, with inspirational skipper Chamari Athapaththu among the stars from the island nation to be rewarded.

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Athapaththu was the leading run-scorer at the tournament and contributed a brilliant century in the final against Scotland as Sri Lanka ensured their place at this year's T20 World Cup and the veteran rose two places to equal seventh on the list for T20I batters as a result.

The left-hander also jumped one place to fifth on the list for T20I all-rounders, given she contributed seven wickets at the tournament.

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Teammates Inoshi Fernando (up five spots to 19th) and Udeshika Prabodhani (up five places to 30th) also left their mark on the Abu Dhabi event to make ground on the updated T20I rankings for bowlers.

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