After an outstanding performance in the three-match series against England, Indian women's team skipper Mithali Raj reclaimed the No.1 spot in the women's ODI rankings on Tuesday after more than three years.
The Indian team lost the series 1-2, but Mithali smashed a half-century in all three matches.
Mithali scored 72 and 59 runs in the first two ODI matches and then led India to a four-wicket victory in the third ODI with an unbeaten 75 runs, taking four positions and climbing to the top standings.
The last time she occupied the top spot was in February 2018.
Mithali first reached the No. 1 position in April 2005 when she scored an unbeaten 91 against New Zealand at the World Cup in Potchefstroom, and the gap of more than 16 years to reach No. 1 is the largest among all the women's batter.
However, Smriti Mandhana remains at the top 10 list with a No. 9 spot at the ICC ODI World Rankings.
@M_Raj03 is the new No.1— ICC (@ICC) July 6, 2021
In the latest @MRFWorldwide ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings for batting, the India skipper climbs to the of the table.
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