The India vs England series has caused a lot of changes in the ICC rankings. While India lost the first ODI against England on Sunday, Mithali Raj went on to score the highest 72 Runs for India.
The Indian Test and ODI skipper broke into the top 5 of an ICC for the first time since October 2019. This came after she rescued India and took them from 27/2 to 201/8. She played very calmly and scored 72 runs to take India to a defendable total.
She recently completed 22 years in international cricket, she is the first woman to do so and second-ever cricketer overall after Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin Tendulkar’s international career lasted for 22 years and 91 days.
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In her long 22-year career, she has played 11 Test matches, 215 One-Day Internationals, and 89 T20 Internationals. She became the captain of the Indian side in 2005 and since then has led India into two World Cup finals, the only Indian captain to do so.
Mithali gained three slots to take the fifth spot on the list after the Bristol knock. Teen opener Shafali Verma, who made her ODI debut scoring 15 runs, entered the ODI rankings in 120th place. All-rounder Pooja Vastrakar re-entered the women’s ODI rankings in 97th place among batters and 88th among bowlers.
On the other hand, the good news just keeps coming for the English side. English opener Tammy Beaumont topped the ICC ODI batting ranking list after her effortless knock of 87 runs against India in the first ODI. She remained unbeaten and helped England chase the 202 total. Beaumont gained 26 points from this knock.
Her teammate Nat Sciver also gained some places on the list after her knock of 74 runs. She is now eighth on the list.