Shafali Verma wins back first place in the ICC T20 ranking

The 17-year-old, who took the top spot for the first time after helping her team reach the knockout stage of the T20 World Cup in Australia last year, has overtaken Australian Beth Mooney with 23 and 47 points.

However, the Indian team gave the visitors a decisive 0-2 lead in the three-game series.

South African opener Lizelle Lee is another to be won in the rankings, although the most successful opener lost her top spot in the ODI rankings within a week of replacing England’s Tammy Beaumont, the ICC said in a statement.

Lee won three slots to finish 11th among the T20I fighters after a match win of 70 gave South Africa a 2-0 lead.

Laura Wolvaardt has risen five places to 24th after leading her team to victory in the second game with an unbeaten 53, while captain Sune Luus (five places to 38th place) and Nadine de Klerk (three places to 74th place) the other South Africans are advancing in the hit list.

For India, Deepti Sharma is up four places to 40th place, and teenage Richa Ghosh is up 59 places to 85th place among fighters, while young all-rounder Harleen Deol is up 262 places to 99th on both lists. Place among fighters and advanced by 76 places to 146th place among bowlers. Left-wing spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad has moved up from 34th to 25th place.

There have also been some notable changes in the ODI ranking.

In the update to the longer format, India’s captain Mithali Raj, a former high-ranking batsman, moved up one place to eighth after an unbeaten 79, while Priya Punia moved up to fifth in 53rd place. Gayakwad is eight places among the bowlers on 38th place.

In a 4-1 win, South Africa overtook England to second place in the ODI team standings, while India remained fourth.

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