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Richa Ghosh jumps 16 places to enter top-20 rankings for women T20 batsmen




India wicketkeeper-batsman Richa Ghosh on Tuesday jumped 16 places to break into the top-20 of the latest ICC Women’s T20 rankings after some good scores in the shortest format World Cup in South Africa. Her unbeaten innings of 41 against the West Indies and 47 against England in the Women’s T20 World Cup saw her rise to a career-best 20th position. She became the fifth Indian in the top 20 in the list along with Smriti Mandhana (3rd), Shafali Verma (10th), Jemimah Rodrigues (12th) and Harmanpreet Kaur (13th).

New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr and Pakistan’s Muneeba Ali are the other batsmen to achieve career-best rankings.

Kerr’s match-winning 66 against Sri Lanka in Paarl has lifted her to a career-best 16th ranking, while Pakistan’s left-handed opener Muneeba has moved up 10 places to a career-best 64th after becoming the first woman from her country to score a T20 century. Jumped up the ranks. ,

Among bowlers, Kerr has also gained three places to reach 13th position.

Australia captain Meg Lanning, who scored an unbeaten 48 against Bangladesh, has gained one place to fourth, while former New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates has moved up two places to sixth following her 81 not out against Bangladesh and 56 against Sri Lanka. Have reached the place.

South Africa’s Tazmin Brits (up six places to 21st), England’s Amy Jones (up two places to 26th), Ireland’s Orla Prendergast (up eight places to 38th) and Sri Lanka’s Harshita Samarawickrama (up four places to 39th) is also set to move up. up the batting rankings.

Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar has gained two places to reach 37th position and among bowlers he has gained seven places to reach 16th position.

In the bowling rankings, India’s new-ball bowler Renuka Thakur took five wickets for 15 runs against England to move up seven places to a career-best fifth position.

New Zealand fast bowler Lee Tuhuhu, who has moved from 10th to seventh position, broke the barrier of 700 rating points for the first time after taking eight wickets in four matches.

Australia’s 19-year-old fast bowler D’Arcy Brown has entered the top 10 for the first time with her economical bowling, while West Indies captain Hayley Mathews is also in the top 10 with figures of 2/14 against Pakistan.

Other bowlers to move up include Pakistan spinner Sadia Iqbal (up 13 places to 20th), West Indies’ Karishma Ramharek (up 44 places to 28th) and New Zealand’s Eden Carson (up 14 places to 37th) ) Are included.

In the all-rounders’ list, Mathews and Amelia Kerr have gained one place each to be second and joint third respectively, while Nida has moved up two places to be fifth.

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