In the ICC T20 women’s bowling rankings released on Tuesday, Team India’s player Diptisharma has risen to the second position. Deepti, who is at the top with 9 wickets in the ongoing T20 triangular series with West Indies and South Africa, has reached the second position with 739 points. Sophie Eccleston from England came first. The gap between Sophie and Deepti is only 26 points. South African left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Vluba, who took four wickets in the same tri-series, grabbed the third position with 732 points.
If both of them continue their form like this, there is a possibility that Sophie will be replaced before the Women’s T20 World Cup to be held in South Africa from February 10. Meanwhile, another team India left arm spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad improved her rank and climbed to 14th position. But in the list of top 10 bowlers, Australian pacer Megan Shutt rose six places to fifth place, while England seamer Catherine Skiver Brunt rose two places to sixth place.
On the other hand, Australia’s right-handed player Tahlia McGrath has taken the top spot in the T20 batting rankings. Team India player Smriti Mandana is in the third position. However, in the triangular series against India – West Indies, South Africa’s Laura Wollward rose four places to reach the ninth place. Tazmin Brits of the same team scored a half-century and rose 10 places to reach the 18th place. West Indies captain Hayley Mathews has moved up four places to 18th. West Indies captain Hayley Mathews has moved up four places to rank 22.