Mithali Raj, the captain of India’s one-day cricket team, has taken advantage of the spectacular performance of the three-match ODI series against England. Mithali has once again reached the top of the list of batsmen in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) latest release of women’s ODI batsmen. He is the number-one batsman in the ODI rankings eight times in 22 years. Mithali scored 206 runs at an average of 103.00 in the three-match ODI series against England and tops the list of top scorers in the series.
Based on her performance, she has again climbed four places in the rankings of women’s ODI batters. When Mithali started the tour of England, he was eighth, but due to his brilliant batting, he has again reached the top of the series. Mithali became the No. 1 batsman in ODI rankings for the first time in his career when he scored an unbeaten 91 against New Zealand at the ICC Women’s World Cup in April 2005. Apart from Mithali, Smriti Mandana is the only batsman in the top-10. They have lost one spot and are in seventh place.
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In addition to Mithali, Shefali Verma has climbed 49 places to 71st position while senior paceman Julan Goswami has climbed four places to 53rd. All-rounder Deepti Sharma has improved his place to 12th in the bowlers’ list.