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India’s Mithali Raj on number one spot in latest ICC Women’s ODI Batting Chart

Mithali has 753 points, while Perry and Satterthwaite are on 725 and 720 points respectively.

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Dubai, October 30, 2017 : Indian women’s cricket team skipper Mithali Raj on Monday rose one place to the number one spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batswomen.

Ellyse Perry of Australia and Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand also jumped one place each to be at second and third spots while Meg Lanning of Australia has dropped from first to fourth after missing the series against England due to injury.

Mithali has 753 points, while Perry and Satterthwaite are on 725 and 720 points respectively.

Among women bowlers, India’s Jhulan Goswami remained on the second spot with 652 rating points, behind Marizanne Kapp (656) of South Africa.

Meanwhile, defending champion Australia’s 2-1 victory over England in the ICC Women’s Championship series has not only helped them garner four useful points but also regain the top spot in the women’s team rankings.

England had displaced Australia from the top spot for the first time after the annual update earlier this month.

Starting the series ahead on decimal points with both teams on 128 points, Australia made the most of the home conditions to prevail despite the absence of first-choice captain and leading batter Lanning, going up to 129 points and ensuring a two-point lead in the process.

Teams get two points for each win, one point for a tie or no-result and no points for a loss in the ICC Women’s Championship, which will see ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 hosts New Zealand and the three other top teams gain direct qualification to the pinnacle women’s 50-over event.

The remaining four sides will get a second chance through the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier event.

India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are the other sides in ICC Women’s Championship, which runs till 2020. (IANS)

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6 Times Indian Women Cricket Team Stunned Us With Their Performance

Indian Women cricket team stands no more in the shadows and is basking in the glory which they rightly deserve

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Indian Women Cricket Team is slowly gaining the rightful recognition it deserves. Twitter
Indian Women Cricket Team is slowly gaining the rightful recognition it deserves. Twitter

By Ruchika Verma 

  • Cricket is the most popular sport in India
  • Indian Women Cricket Team has now started to gain more recognition
  • In past year, the team has proved its mettle on the field on various occasions

Cricket is indubitably one of the most integral parts of India. From children to old people, everyone loves to watch and discuss cricket. Game of cricket has been raised to a stature where the players are more than just idols, they have become ‘god.’

Indian Women Cricket Team has proved its mettle on the field in 2017. Twitter
Indian Women Cricket Team has proved its mettle on the field in 2017. Twitter

For a country that takes cricket so seriously, the Indian women’s cricket team is often ignored in the shadow of their counterpart, the male cricket team. However, that was a case of past, now the Indian Women cricket team stands no more in the shadows and is basking in the glory which they rightly deserve.

Not only just cricket devotees but the whole nation now admits that India’s Women Cricket team, captained by versatile Mithali Raj and coached by Tushar Arothe, is one team which needs to be recognised more because of their talent and prowess on the field.

Indian Women Cricket Team captain,Mithali Raj is one versatile woman. Wikimedia Commons
Indian Women Cricket Team captain, Mithali Raj is one versatile woman. Wikimedia Commons

In 2017, India’s women cricket team proved its mettle in the field on various occasions. Here is the list of 6 occasions when they totally stunned us with their performance :

  • What could have been a deterrent because of the ODI championship points the team has to give away (because of not playing a bilateral series with Pakistan), turned out to be a stunner. The series which happened in February showed the world some of finest performances by our women in blue.  Especially, the Vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s almost impossible 8 runs in 2 balls against South Africa which took India straight to the finals.

    Indian Women's Cricket Team is a total stunner on the field.Twitter
    Indian Women’s Cricket Team is a total stunner on the field.Twitter
  • Then came April’s Quadrangular series, where the Indian Women cricket team showed the world who’s the real boss. They beat the host, South Africa by eight wickets in the finals. Baller Jhulan Goswami was dubbed as the leading wicket-taker in ODIs. The series also witnessed a record partnership of whopping 320 runs Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut against Ireland.

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  • That match also made history with the Indian women cricket team scoring a total of 358 runs. It is India’s highest score ever in ODIs. Also, it made Deepti and Punam the first pair to go past 300 runs in the women ODIs. Also, Deepti’s 188 runs off 167 balls, is the second highest score in ODI history.

    The Women's cricket team has been breaking records after records. Twitter
    The Women’s cricket team has been breaking records after records. Twitter
  • Even though the Indian women cricket team has performed really well; the Indian women cricket team captain, Mithali Raj was not sure about them winning the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup.  However, the team went on to win three consecutive matches against the Women’s cricket teams of West Indies, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It was a stunning a winning streak in which main contributors were, Smriti Mandhana, Ekta Bisht, and Deepti Sharma.

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  • This one is yet another feather in the fabulous cap of the Indian Women Cricket team. They beat New Zealand by 186 runs, which is easily the highest margin of victory in the history of the Women’s World Cup.

    Indian Women Cricket Team has performed stunningly in the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup. Twitter
    Indian Women Cricket Team has performed stunningly in the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. Twitter
  • In the semi-finals of 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, India beat Australia, who is considered the world No. 1, by 36 runs.  The deed was done with an unbeaten 171 off 115 balls by Harmanpreet, which is the third-highest score in the Women’s Cricket and included a massive 20 fours and seven sixes.