Smriti Mandhana rises to 4th in ICC women's T20 rankings

Smriti Mandhana rises to 4th in ICC women's T20 rankings

DUBAI: India star Smriti Mandhana on Friday rose three rungs to fourth but Jemimah Rodrigues dropped to seventh within the latest ICC women's T20 International rankings for batters.

Harmanpreet Kaur has remained static at ninth within the same list.

Among the bowlers, Poonam Yadav dropped six places to fall out of the highest 10 and take the 12th position.

Although Suzie Bates, New Zealand's No.3, retained her top spot, there have been other movements within the top 10, with Bates' team-mate and captain Sophie Devine rising four spots to no.2, the ICC said during a statement.

Australia opener Beth Mooney and Mandhana, who made two half centuries during the tri-series, both made upward movements, while Meg Lanning, despite dropping three position, persisted to the highest five.

Among the bowlers, Ellyse Perry's golden run with the ball gave her a jump of 4 places into the highest 10, to No.7.

England fast bowler Anya Shrubsole tumbled six places to fall out of the highest 20.

Anuja Patil and Delissa Kimmince lost out big also , falling 11 places to 31, and 14 places to 33 respectively.

Among all-rounders, Devine claimed the highest spot after gaining one position, while Nat Sciver also jumped one place to round out the highest three.

Hayley Matthews dropped down an edge to four, while South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk completed the highest five after gaining one position.