Fri, 05 Jun 2020

Dubai [UAE], Mar 22 (ANI): India opener Smriti Mandhana and fast bowler Jhulan Goswami on Friday consolidated their top spots for the batters and bowlers, respectively, in the updated ICC Women's ODI player rankings.

Mandhana leads the batters list, thanks to her brilliant performance against England in Mumbai last month. The top five saw no change as Ellyse Perry of Australia, Kiwi captain Amy Satterthwaite, India captain Mithali Raj, and West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor, all retained their places.

In the bowlers' rankings, Australia's Jess Jonnasen, Pakistan's Sana Mir, Megan Schutt of Australia and Shikha Pandey of India form the list led by Goswami.

There are no changes in the top five all-rounders comprising Ellyse Perry of Australia, West Indies' Stafanie Taylor, South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk, Deepti Sharma of India and Natalie Sciver of England.

Meanwhile, Australia are on the verge of qualification after only 12 matches, as they lead the ICC Women's Championship table with 22 points. England have moved up to second place in the point table with 18 points from 15 matches.

India are at the third spot with 16 points from 15 matches while New Zealand have 14 points from 15 matches and South Africa have 13 from 12 matches, to settle at fourth and fifth positions, respectively. (ANI)

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