ICC Women’s T20I Rankings: Meg Lanning dethrones Beth Mooney to become No.1 batter

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Meg Lanning overtakes Beth Mooney to become No.1 batter in T20I Rankings

Australia Women captain Meg Lanning has reclaimed her numero uno position at the ICC Women’s T20I rankings for batters by overtaking her team-mate, Beth Mooney.

The ICC released the latest Women’s rankings on Tuesday and Lanning jumped one place to take over Mooney at the top on the back of her spectacular tri-series against Pakistan and Ireland.

Lanning displayed her class to finish as the leading run scorer with 113 runs from two innings against the Irish side. Her best effort came when she smashed 74 from just 49 deliveries to help Australia register victory in the fourth T20I. In that same match, Mooney fell for just 9, which proved crucial in the rankings re-shuffle.

New Zealand’s Sophie Devine (third) and the Indian duo of Smriti Mandhana (fourth) and Shafali Verma (fifth) complete the top five T20I batters.

After the 3-0 whitewash against South Africa, England’s Katherine Brunt, who finished as the joint leading wicket-taker in the series with five scalps, went up four spots (to No. 3) in the bowlers’ rankings, just behind her teammates Sophie Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn.

Australian left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen rose three spots (to No. 6) in the bowlers’ list, while Ashleigh Gardner advanced three spots to No. 7 in the all-rounders’ category.

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