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ICC Releases T20 Batting Rankings, Smriti Mandhana Is Now In Top Three

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| March 10 , 2019 , 19:36 IST

Indian Cricket Council released the women T20 batting rankings on Sunday and Indian opener Smriti Mandana was the only Indian cricketer to bag a place in top 3.

The left-handed was India’s highest scorer, with 72 runs in the three-match dismal series 0-3 against England. With 698 points, she took the place of West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin, who moved up a spot to second place.

Jemimah Rodrigues was displaced from its second position as she totalled just 15 runs in the three-match series and took a tumble to the sixth position. New Zealand’s Suzie Bates continued to hold down the top spot, with 765 points, extending the gap between her and second-placed Dottin to 38 points.

The rest of the top-five remained unchanged, with Australia captain Meg Lanning retaining the fourth position with 695 points, followed by Stafanie Taylor, who trails by a point.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who missed the England series because of an ankle injury, went down two spots to No.9, allowing New Zealand all-rounder Sophie Devine to climb to No. 7, followed by Australia wicket-keeper Beth Mooney. Mooney’s team-mate Alyssa Healy retained her position to round off the top ten.

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The biggest mover was England leg-spinner Sophia Dunkley, who barged into the top 100 by moving 16 places to 86th position. India pacer Pooja Vastrakar went out of the top 100, tumbling 11 places to 103.

The all-rounders' charts were largely unchanged, Dottin still leads the charts, and Bangladesh's Salma Khatun rounds off the top ten. However, Hayley Matthews has displaced Natalie Sciver at No.6.