Shivani Shukla ∙ Aug 9 2022, 7:09 PM | 2 Min Read

Renuka Singh claims career-best spot in ICC Women’s T20I rankings after CWG 2022 performance 

image-l6m7rdn4Renuka Singh constantly delivered for India at CWG 2022

India Women’s pace bowler Renuka Singh has achieved remarkable points in the ICC T20 Women’s rankings to attain a career-best 18th position after her splendid performance in the Commonwealth Games 2022. 

The 26-year-old pacer was at her glorious best in the tournament. She ran through several batting line-ups, including the fiery one that came against mighty Australia Women to put team India in the driver's seat.

Renuka Thakur ripped apart the top-order of the Women from down under, removing Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, and Tahlia McGrath to return with dazzling figures of 4/18. 

The Shimla-born amassed 11 wickets in just five matches with an economy of 5.47 and finished as the leading wicket-taker in the tournament. 

On the back of her bowling exploits in the showpiece event, she climbed up to 10 spots in the latest ICC rankings and stormed into the top 20 bowlers list at the 18th position.

Apart from her, batter Jemimah Rodrigues, who scored 146 runs in the tournament also saw a surge of seven spots to make a comeback into the top 10 batters for the first time since October 2021. 

Other Major Adjustments in the Latest Rankings

image-l6m6b5jbBeth Mooney has role to the top of the rankings

Speaking of the Gold medalist Australia, their opener Beth Mooney returned to the numero uno spot in the ICC Women’s T20I batting Rankings after losing it to her captain Meg Lanning just two weeks ago. 

Mooney, who finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer with 179 runs from five matches is now 18 points ahead of Lanning with 743 rating points. 

Talking about England, their bowlers top the ICC T20I rankings with left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone leading the tally with 759 points while Katherine Brunt has swapped places with Sarah Glenn to claim the second position. 

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