Australia star Beth Mooney has become the top-ranked batter, taking over the spot from India’s Shafali Verma, in the latest ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings issued on Monday. Mooney finished the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as its highest run-getter amassing 259 runs from six innings at an average of 64.75 with three half-centuries. Also Read - Ben Stokes Named Wisden's Leading Cricketer of the Year For Second Consecutive Year
Mooney’s knock of 78 not out powered Australia to 184/4, which the hosts won to lift their record fifth T20 World Cup title. Besides, Mooney also completed three catches and together with Alyssa Healy added 115 runs for the opening wicket. Named player of the tournament, Mooney has topped the rankings for the first time, having reached number two in March 2018. Also Read - India's Shafali Verma Continues Reign at Top of T20I Rankings
Verma, who reached the pinnacle of the ICC World Rankings last week, had a short stay at the top. After not getting a chance to bat in the semifinal, which was washed out due to rain, Verma was dismissed cheaply for 2. Verma slipped to third with New Zealand’s Suzie Bates maintaining her No. 2 rank. Also Read - IND W vs SA W T20 Report: Shafali Verma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad Star as India Notch up Consolation 9-Wicket Win Against South Africa Women in 3rd T20I
India’s Deepti Sharma has advanced 10 slots to reach 43rd position among batters and is among the top five all-rounders for the first time.