India’s latest batting sensation Shafali Verma has been making headlines every now and then. The right-handed batter who opens the innings for India in the on-going women’s T20 World Cup is in the news for her latest achievement.
At the age of 16, Verma is sitting at the helm of the ICC T20I rankings for women’s batting after scoring 161runs in four innings.
Courtesy some brilliant batting performances from Shafali, the Indian team has made a place in the semis of the World Cup after winning all their league matches and will now meet England in the semi-final.
Shafali Verma has risen a remarkable 19 places to claim the top spot among batters.— ICC (@ICC) March 4, 2020
She’s just 18 T20I matches and 16 years old ????@MRFWorldwide | #ICCRankings pic.twitter.com/CfTYSnaNIc
The Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur also praised Shafali and said, “She’s very naughty, gets so much happiness and positivity to the team, always wants to enjoy it.”
Apart from Verma, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues are the two players who are still in the top 10. Both Mandana and Rodrigues have gone down a couple of places in comparison to their previous rankings.
In the bowling department, England’s Sophie Eccelstone leads the chart while India’s Deepti Sharma has gone one place down to fifth, Radhav Yadav three places down to seven. But Poonam Yadav has now gone up by four places and entered the top 10 rankings to be placed at 8th.
Among the all-rounders, India only has Deepti Sharma in the top 10 who is placed at 7.