Smriti Mandhana reaches career-best third spot among T20I batters
Mithali Raj back at No. 1 in ODIs after Stafanie Taylor slips to fifith
Smriti Mandhana has reached a career-best third spot among women T20I batters on the back of her 51-ball 70 in the third and final match away against England. Danni Wyatt, too, moved up four places to 17th after hitting a match-winning 89* as England won the series 2-1. Among the other England players to play key roles in the series win, Katherine Brunt broke into the top ten among bowlers, jumping four places to seventh, after picking up 2 for 27 in the final T20I, while Nat Sciver has moved up five places to be joint No. 17 in the same list. Elsewhere, though she wasn't in action this past week, Mithali Raj has climbed back to the top of the ODI batters' table after Stafanie Taylor had a bad run. Taylor, who had reclaimed the top position among batters as well allrounders in ODIs last week, slipped to the fifth spot in the batting list after losing 30 points following scores of 49 and 21 in the last two matches against Pakistan.
Raj has reached the perch among ODI batters for the ninth time in her long and celebrated career. The first time she was No. 1 was way back in April 2005 after she had scored 91* against New Zealand in the 50-over World Cup that year.
In the allrounders' list, Taylor lost her top spot to Ellyse Perry and moved down three spots among the bowlers too after going wicketless in the last three of the five ODIs against Pakistan.
Among the West Indies players to have gained following the 3-2 series win were batters Deandra Dottin and Britney Cooper and offspinner Anisa Mohammed among bowlers. Pakistan's Omaima Sohail, meanwhile, has reached a career-best 36th position following her 195 runs in five matches against West Indies.