There is a shift in the order of women’s bowling ranking. Some go up, while others are downranked. However, the top tier is still occupied by English left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone with 763 points.
South African bowler Nonkululeko Mlaba replaces the second tier. She was ideal with the bowl in the final of the tri-nation women’s series. She sent 2 players back to the pavilion against 16 runs and helped her team to lift the tri-nation trophy. She is moved up 1 tier by replacing Indian bowler Deepti Sharma. She holds the second spot after just 27 matches with 753 points.
De-ranked Deepti Sharma occupies the third one. She was excellent with bowl and bat but unable to keep her position.
The fourth and fifth position is unchanged and kept by English Sarah Glenn and Megan Schutt. But for the 6th position, there is a massive jump of 5 tiers by Indian Sneh Rana. She claimed the spot with her 2 against 21 runs in the final tri-nation women’s series, recently played in England. She is in 6th position with 699 points.
There is also a change in the 7th and 8th tiers. Katherine Brunt and Renuka Singh hold these tiers belong to England and India. Both are there, with one rank down from the recent position.
Shabnim Ismail is still unchanged with 671 points and kept her 9th position secure. Kiwi Lea Tahuhu keeps the last of the top 10 tiers. She is 2 steps down from the earlier position. She is there with 644 points.
These positions are a moral point for these players for the upcoming T20 world. There are only two days left in the women’s T20 world cup. The inaugural match will be played on February 10 between host South Africa and Sri Lanka. Today is also the last warm-up match played between different teams. The stage is set for the tournament, and every team is ready to raise the world cup.
Cricket Pandits declare favorites, and team Pakistan is not even among the favorite. However, no one can precisely predict the future.
👑 Sophie Ecclestone stays at #1
🇿🇦 Nonkululek Mlaba climbs up to second spot
👊 Australia duo continue their reign at the top
— ICC (@ICC) February 7, 2023