Harmanpreet leads Indian charge in ODI Player Rankings

Dubai, Sep 27 (Agency) India captain Harmanpreet Kaur led a bunch of India players, who have made rapid gains in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings after excellent performances that helped complete a 3-0 sweep over England in their ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) series. Harmanpreet, who smashed a match-winning 143 not out off 111 deliveries in the second match in Canterbury, has gained four slots to reach the fifth position while opener Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma have also moved up in the latest update that considers performances in the last two matches of that series as well as the IWC series between the West Indies and New Zealand.

Mandhana, a formerly top-ranked batter, who scored 40 and 50 in the two matches, has inched up one place to take the sixth position while Sharma’s unbeaten 68 not out in the third match at Lord’s has lifted her eight places to 24th position. Pooja Vastrakar (up four places to 49th) and Harleen Deol (up 46 places to 81st) are other Indian players to move up the batters’ list.New-ball bowler Renuka Singh has galloped 35 places to take 35th position after grabbing four wickets each in the two matches. Veteran fast-bowler Jhulan Goswami, a formerly top-ranked bowler, retired in the fifth position. England’s Danny Wyatt, who scored 65 in the second match, has gained two slots to reach 21st position among batters.Amy Jones is up four places to 30th. Charlotte Dean has progressed 24 places to get to 62nd among batters and one slot to 19th among bowlers.