Deepti Sharma and Renuka Singh Climb ICC Women’s T20I Bowling Rankings

January 19, 2024 12:51 pm

India’s Deepti Sharma has ascended to joint second in the latest ICC women’s T20I bowling rankings, released on Tuesday. Her teammate, Renuka Singh, also made notable progress, moving up to the 10th position, marking a proud moment for Indian cricket.

Deepti Sharma’s rise to the second spot, shared with Pakistan’s Sadia Iqbal, comes after South Africa’s spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba dropped three places to fifth. 

This shift occurred following Mlaba’s performance of taking only one wicket in two games against Australia. Sadia Iqbal, on the other hand, climbed up a spot to share the second position with Sharma. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet. 

England’s Sarah Glenn also moved up in the rankings, now sitting at fourth, while her compatriot Sophie Ecclestone continues to dominate the rankings, maintaining her position at the top with a healthy lead.

In the all-rounders’ category, there was no change within the top 10, with Deepti Sharma holding onto her fourth spot, showcasing her versatility and importance in the Indian women’s cricket team.

The batting rankings saw Australia’s Beth Mooney leapfrog over Tahlia McGrath to secure the top spot in the T20I rankings. Mooney’s ascension comes on the back of her impressive performances, including a standout knock of 72 not out from 57 deliveries against South Africa in Canberra, which earned her the Player of the Match award.

Meanwhile, India’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana remains the highest-ranked Indian batter at fourth. Other Indian batters, Jemimah Rodrigues, Shafali Verma, and Harmanpreet Kaur, retained their positions at 13th, 16th, and 17th, respectively.

Australia’s McGrath now sits at second place, following her scores of 24 and 23 in the opening games of Australia’s T20I series against South Africa. South Africa’s captain Laura Wolvaardt remains in third place but has achieved a new career-high rating after her Player of the Match performance in the series’ second game. Get free cricket betting tips only on Nextbet Sports.