Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of India, moved up four spots on Tuesday to take fifth place in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings because to her amazing performance against England.
She is the star of a group of Indian athletes who have advanced quickly in the rankings following the team’s 3-0 victory over England.
In the second game in Canterbury, Kaur scored a game-winning 143 not out off 111 deliveries.
The current upgrade, which takes into account the performance in the final two games of that series as well as the IWC series between the West Indies and New Zealand, has also moved opener Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma up.
Mandhana, a former top-ranked batter who scored 40 and 50 in the two games, has risen one spot to reach sixth place, while Sharma’s unbeaten 68 not out in the third game at Lord’s has propelled her eight positions to 24th place.
Other Indian players to climb up the batters’ list include Pooja Vastrakar (up four spots to 49th) and Harleen Deol (up 46 spots to 81st), while Renuka Singh, the nation’s top new-ball bowler, has rocketed 35 spots to take over the 35th spot after taking four wickets in each of the two matches.
Formerly the best bowler in the world, fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, retired in fifth place.
Danny Wyatt of England, who scored 65 in the second game, moved up two spots to take over the 21st batter spot, while Amy Jones advanced four spots to take over the 30th spot. Charlie Dean has moved up 24 positions to 62nd place among batters and one position to 19th place among bowlers.
Hayley Matthews, the West Indies captain, has taken over the top spot for all-rounders in the ODI format for the first time in her career after accumulating 88 runs and taking five wickets in a 2-1 series victory over New Zealand.