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Mithali, Jhulan in top 3 of ICC rankings


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext.com
Sep 24, 2012 at 02:19pm IST

Colombo: India's Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harpreet Kaur and Amita Sharma have been named in the recently released ICC Women's T20I Player Rankings launched here on Monday.

With 652 rating points, Mithali is at No. 3 in the batting list while Harpreet is placed at No. 6 in the same list with 587 points. Jhulan Goswami, with 653 points to her name, is country's highest-ranked bowler at second. Amita Sharma took the fifth position in the allrounder's chart with 205 points.

England's Sarah Taylor and Lisa Sthalekar of Australia have grabbed the No. 1 rankings in batting and bowling, respectively.

Mithali, Jhulan in top 3 of ICC rankings

Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harpreet Kaur and Amita Sharma have been named in the recently released ICC Women's T20I Player Rankings.

The launching ceremony took place just two days before the start of ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Galle on September 26.

Taylor, who recently won the ICC Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year Award, leads the batting table with 691 ratings points. England captain Charlotte Edwards is in second spot in the batting table and trails Taylor by just nine ratings points at 682.

Commenting on the launch of the rankings, 23-year-old Taylor said: "It's great to hear the ICC is introducing the Reliance ICC T20I Player Rankings for women. It's another step forward for the women's game and illustrates how more T20 cricket is being played.

"I'm delighted to be number-one in the batting rankings and excited that Charlotte Edwards is at number-two. I'll be looking to continue my form into the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012."

(With inputs from PTI)

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