Jhulan Goswami rises to second place in ICC ODI bowling rankings

Jhulan Goswami rises to second place in ICC ODI bowling rankings

Jhulan Goswami is ecstatic after rearranging Alyssa Healy's stumps. © Getty Images

India’s veteran bowler Jhulan Goswami has climbed to the second spot in the ODI bowling rankings in the latest update by the ICC. Her excellent performance with the ball throughout the ODI series against Australia, which includes four wickets in three matches, at an average of 28.75 led to this rise in the rankings.

Goswami’s best bowling figures of the series, 3/37, were also instrumental in India’s win over the hosts in the final ODI, which broke Australia's 26-match winning streak. Opener Smriti Mandhana, India’s highest run-scorer in the series (124) also moved up one spot to No. 6 in the ODI batting rankings.

She has also moved three places up to break into the top-ten ICC allrounder rankings. Goswami is currently in tenth place and with Deepti Sharma moving down to the fifth rank.

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Australian batter Beth Mooney broke into the top 10, sitting at No.8 in ODI batting rankings after an outstanding performance with the bat. Mooney scored 177 runs at a strike rate of 89.84 against India and now sits just below her captain Meg Lanning by nine rating points. Mooney's fellow team-mate, Alyssa Healy, who scored 112 runs across three ODIs, has also moved up a place to No. 2 in the batting rankings.

England’s Anya Shrubsole and Kate Cross are also rewarded for their efforts in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand. Shrubsole gained four places, courtesy of her three wickets in the final two ODIs, reaching No. 9 in the bowling rankings. Meanwhile, Cross, who took her 50th ODI wicket in the final match at Canterbury, has moved up five slots to tenth place.

South Africa’s Marizanne Kapp had an exceptional series against West Indies is now the top-ranked allrounder in the world. Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner, who scored her highest ODI score against India in the final ODI (67), has gone up to the sixth position in the all-rounder rankings. Meanwhile, Ellyse Perry’s poor run of form has led to her dropping two places.

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