Shafali Verma Loses Position in ICC T20 Ranking

ICC Women’s T20 ranking: Shafali Verma loses crowned No.1, now Beth Mooney on top

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ICC Women’s T20 Ranking: India’s young batsman Shafali Verma lost the top spot in the ICC Women’s T20 International rankings on Monday, slipping to third place. She had managed only two runs in the World Cup final against Australia in Melbourne. The 16-year-old Shafali (744 points) took the top spot after the league phase of the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia.

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The Australian team succeeded in defeating India in the finals and held the title for the fifth time. Her opener Beth Mooney, who scored an unbeaten 78 in the final on Sunday, jumped two places to reach the top with 762 points.

Mooney scored 259 runs in six innings at an average of 64, which was also the highest run by a player in a single stage in the tournament, which won her the ‘Player of the Tournament’.

She has reached the top of the ranking for the first time in her career. New Zealand’s Suzie Bates (750 points) continues to be second in the list, which also includes India’s Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues.

Indian vice-captain Mandhana slipped one place to seventh in the ICC T20 ranking, while Rodrigues retained the ninth position. Mooney’s opener Alyssa Healy has jumped two places to the fifth position.

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India’s Deepti Sharma has gained 10 places to be ranked 43rd in the batsmen’s list, while she has made it to the top five all-rounders for the first time. Deepti, Radha Yadav, and Poonam Yadav are ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively in the bowlers’ rankings, with England’s Sophie Ecclestone on top.

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