Richa Ghosh jumps 21 places in latest ICC women’s T20I rankings | Cricket News – Times of India
NEW DELHI: The second highest run-scorer for India in the recently concluded Women’s T20 World Cup, Richa Ghosh on Friday jumped 21 places to the 22nd spot in the latest ICC Women’s T20I batters rankings.
The 19-year-old wicketkeeper-batter aggregated 136 runs at an average of 68 in the T20 World Cup in South Africa and was the lone Indian in ICC’s Most Valuable Team of the tournament.
Richa was second behind Smriti Mandhana (151 runs) in terms of runs for India at the cricketing extravaganza.
The youngster from Siliguri played three unbeaten knocks — 31 (vs Pakistan), 44 (vs West Indies) and 47 not out (vs England) in the tournament.
The biggest gainer in the rankings were Sri Lanka’s Vishmi Gunaratne and England spinner Charlie Dean.
Gunaratne rose 95 places to jump to 169th. The 17-year-old entered the Women’s T20 World Cup having played only nine T20Is for Sri Lanka, but impressed in the group stage against both of the eventual finalists.
She scored a 35 against South Africa and 24 against Australia.
Off-spinner Charlie Dean rose 77 spots to 50th in the bowling rankings, while jumping 103 places to 77th in the all-rounder rankings.
(With inputs from PTI)