Australian star batter tops the ranking chart post her outstanding show at ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

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Australian opener Beth Mooney tops the ranking chart among batters in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings after helping her team win the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup for the fifth time.

Alyssa Healy, Wolvaardt, Jonassen and Sharma were some other players to rise up in rankings after their tremendous efforts in the knockout stage of the tournament. Mooney scored 259 runs at an average of 64 in six innings, which is the highest aggregate by anyone at a single edition of the competition and was also named Player of the Tournament. Mooney has topped the chart for the first time, while prior to this she managed to reach the number 2 spot in March 2018.

While on the other hand, Indian opener Shafali Verma came down to the third position after grasping the top spot at the end of the league of the tournament while New Zealand’s Suzie Bates manages to sustain the second position in the latest update.

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Mooney’s opening partner Alyssa Healy has also risen two slots to the fifth position after a ferocious  39-ball 75 in the final against India and South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt has risen up to 13 slots to reach a career-best 31st place after a heroic 27-ball 41 in their semifinal against Australia.

Kiwi’s left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen is currently at a career-best 728 points and fifth place, this is her best position since a career-best fourth ranking in November 2017. Apart from Shafali Verma, India’s Deepti Sharma has gained 10 slots to reach 43rd position among batters and is among the top five all-rounders for the first time.

MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings (as of 9 March 2020 after the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020):

Batter (top 10)

Rank (+/-) Player Team Pts Average 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

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