ICC ODI Rankings: Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has once again climbed four places to top the ICC ODI rankings. Mithali recently rose to the top of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) women’s One Day International rankings after three years, thanks to her stellar performance in the three-match series against England.
Great performance against England
Even though the Indian team suffered a 1-2 loss in the three-match ODI series against England, captain Mithali Raj performed brilliantly in this series. 38-year-old Mithali played half-century in all three matches. He scored 72 and 59 runs in the first two ODIs. Whereas in the third match, India was successful in winning the match due to his unbeaten 75.
Top position was achieved last time in 2018
Mithali Raj last reached the top of the rankings in February 2018. Mithali first reached the top of the rankings in April 2005. He then scored an unbeaten 91 against New Zealand in the World Cup in Potchefstroom. The 16-year gap between being on top of the rankings for the first time and last is the biggest for any female batsman.
Shefali, Jhulan and Deepti improve their ranks
Aggressive Indian opener Shefali Verma scored 44 and 19 runs in the last two ODIs to jump 49 places to be at 71st position. Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami has gained four places to be at 53rd position. In the bowlers’ list, all-rounder Deepti Sharma has moved up one place to 12th position. He took three wickets for 47 runs in the final match.
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