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India’s youth sensation Shefali Verma has retained the top spot among batsmen in the ICC Women’s T20 Rankings. He achieved this position on 23 March. India has 3 women players among the top-10 batsmen. In addition to Shefali, Smriti Mandhana is fourth and Jemima Rodrigues is 9th. At the same time, Scotland’s Catherine Bryce has become the first Scottish cricketer to be included in the list of top-10 batsmen or bowlers.
Katherine jumps 35 places in bowlers rankings
The 23-year-old Katherine performed brilliantly in the recent 4-match T20 series against Ireland. He scored a total of 96 runs. It also includes an innings of 45 runs. She was also awarded the ICC Women’s Associate Player of the Decade Award in December 2020. In bowling too, Catherine jumped 35 places and finished 31st.
No Scotland player reaches top-10
Whereas, she reached number three among all-rounders. Catherine’s sister Sarah Bryce was ranked 14th among batsmen in the T20 rankings in August 2019. At the same time, Scottish spinner Majid Haque finished 13th in the bowlers in 2013. But none of the players could make it to the top-10.
Shefali’s brilliant performance against South Africa
Earlier, Shefali was rewarded for her excellent performance in the 3-match T20 series against South Africa in Lucknow in March. She was the top scorer of the series with 130 runs. In the second match, he scored 41 runs in 31 balls and 60 runs in 30 balls. However, India suffered a 2–1 defeat in this series.
Shefali was India’s highest scorer in T20 World Cup
17-year-old Shefali is known for her aggressive batting. Since last year’s T20 World Cup, she has been one of the important batsmen of Team India in this format. She was India’s top scorer in the World Cup.
During this he scored 163 runs in 5 innings. Shefali’s strike rate of 158.25 was the highest among the top-5 batsmen of the tournament. She was also the batsman with the most number of sixes in this tournament with Alyssa Healy.
Shefali holds the record for becoming the youngest number-1 player
Earlier, in 2020 T-20 became the youngest player in the world to become number-1 in the batting rankings. He achieved this ranking at the age of 16. Shefali, who hails from Rohtak, made her debut for India in September 2019 against South Africa in Surat. He has so far scored 557 runs in 21 T20Is at a strike rate of 144.30.