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After playing pivotal roles in a series sweep against the West Indies Women three months ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, India’s Jemimah Rodrigues and Shafali Verma made significant progress in the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings
The 5-0 series sweep also helped India leapfrog West Indies to fourth position.
While Rodrigues moved up three places to the fourth position, teenage sensation Verma gained 57 slots to reach 30th position.
Rodrigues scored 96 runs, including a knock of 50 in the last match on Wednesday. Verma, a hard-hitting opener, finished as the highest run-getter and player of the series with 158 runs against her name.
Veda Krishnamurthy, who scored 77 runs, including a match-winning 57 in the final match of the series, moved from 61st to 49th spot.
In the bowlers’ rankings, there are now three Indians in the top five. Left-arm spinner Radha Yadav moved up from fifth to second. Deepti Sharma, who scalped eight wickets in the series, retained fourth position while Poonam Yadav is fifth.
Off-spinner Anuja Patil moved up eight places to 21st while fast bowler Shikha Pandey moved from 54th to 43rd.