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ICC women’s T20I Rankings 2020: Shafali verma creates history by becoming world’s No.1 batsman at the age of 16

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On March 4, 2020, According to the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20I (Twenty-twenty International) rankings 2020 for Women players, the 16-year-old Indian opener Shafali Verma climbed 19 places to reach the top with 761 points. She replaced New Zealand’s Suzie Bates down a notch,who now have 750 points.Key Points:

i.Among the top-10 batsmen, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodriques lost 2 places & reached 6th  and 9th position respectively.

ii.Shefali has scored 161 runs in 4 matches of the current T20 World Cup.She is the second Indian batsman after former captain Mithali Raj to top the ICC T20 women’s T20I batting list.

iii.Among bowlers, England’s Sophie Ecclestone reached first place.

Here’s the list of top3 & Indian players in ICC T20 ranking 2020:


RankTeam RankingBattingBowlingAll-rounder
1Australia with rating 290


Shafali Verma (India)Sophie Ecclestone (England)Sophie Frances Monique Devine (New Zealand )
2England with rating 278


Suzannah Wilson “Suzie” Bates (New Zealand )Megan Schutt (Australia)Ellyse Alexandra Perry ( Australia)
3New Zealand with rating 271Bethany Louise Mooney (Australia)Shabnim Ismail (South Africa)Natalie sciver (England)

Rank of Indian players

India with rating 266 – ranked 4thSmriti Shriniwas Mandhana-6h
Jemimah Rodriques-9th
Deepti Bhagwan Sharma-5th
Radha Prakash Yadav-7th
Poonam yadav-8th
Deepti Bhagwan Sharma-7th

About ICC( International Cricket Council):

Headquarters– Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Chairman– Shashank Manohar
CEO– Manu Sawhney