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ICC T20I Rankings: India’s Shafali Verma loses top spot after T20 World Cup final defeat

India opener Shafali Verma slipped to third position after grabbing the top spot at the end of the league of ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020

ICC T20I Rankings Shafali Verma loses top spot T20 World Cup final defeat
Dubai - United Arab Emirates, First Published Mar 9, 2020, 2:12 PM IST
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Dubai: Australia opener Beth Mooney has grabbed the top spot for batters in the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings after helping her team win the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup for the fifth time.

Mooney scored 259 runs at an average of 64 in six innings, the highest aggregate by anyone at a single edition of the competition and was named Player of the Tournament. Mooney has topped the rankings for the first time, having reached number two in March 2018.

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India opener Shafali Verma slipped to third position after grabbing the top spot at the end of the league of the tournament while New Zealand’s Suzie Bates remains in second position in the latest update carried out after the knockout stage.

Mooney’s opening partner Alyssa Healy has risen two slots to fifth position after a blistering 39-ball 75 in the final against India while South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt has advanced 13 slots to reach a career-best 31st place after a valiant 27-ball 41 in their semi-final against Australia.

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Australia left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen is at a career-best 728 points and fifth place, her best position since a career-best fourth ranking in November 2017. Her team-mates Sophie Molineux and Delissa Kimmince have advanced 10 places each to reach joint-16th and 31st places, respectively.

India’s Deepti Sharma has advanced 10 slots to reach 43rd position among batters and is among the top five all-rounders for the first time.

IWomen’s T20I Rankings (as of March 9 after Women’s T20 World Cup)

Batter (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Avge S/R Highest Rating
1 (+2) Beth Mooney Aus 762 38.21 123 766 v India at Mumbai 2018
2 ( - ) Suzie Bates  NZ 750 30.30 112 770 v Pak at Guyana 2018
3 (-2) Shafali Verma India 744 27.05 146 761 v SL at Melbourne 2020
4 ( - ) Sophie Devine NZ 742 31.36 127 749 v SL at Perth 2020
5 (+2) Alyssa Healy Aus 714 25.43 132 717 v SL at Sydney 2019
6 (-1) Meg Lanning Aus 712 36.20 117 785 v WI at Melbourne 2014
7 (-1) S Mandhana India 694 25.23 119 732 v Aus at Melbourne 2020
8 ( - ) S Taylor WI 661 36.39 104 836 v NZ at St Lucia 2010
9 ( - ) J Rodrigues India 643 26.57 111 753 v NZ at Auckland 2019
10 ( - ) Natalie Sciver Eng 636! 25.90 112 636 v WI at Sydney 2020
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