Jhulan Goswami third in bowling list
Mithali Raj held on to the top spot in the batting list, while Jhulan Goswami was the best-placed Indian in the bowling chart after climbing a spot to third in the latest ICC ODI rankings for women cricketers released on Thursday. Mithali is the only Indian in the top-10 of batting after Harpreet Kaur slipped four rungs to 11th in the list. Among the bowlers, Gauhar Sultana is giving company to Jhulan in the top-10, rising one position to eighth. Amita Sharma is the highest-ranked player in the all-rounders’, steady at the seventh spot.
Australia’s Meg Lanning has been rewarded for her record-breaking efforts with the bat in the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand with a jump of four places to sixth position in the rankings for batters. The 20-year-old Lanning also achieved a career-best rating of 635 points. Lanning was the top run-getter on either side with 300 runs at an average of 75 with a strike-rate of 143.54. She hit the fastest half-century off 23 balls and the fastest hundred, breaking Karen Rolton’s Australia record of scoring an ODI century off 57 balls in 2000. Meanwhile, Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar has slipped to second position in the latest bowlers’ table, ceding the top spot to England’s Katherine Brunt.PTI