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Rodrigues, Mandhana advance in T20I rankings
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Rodrigues, Mandhana advance in T20I rankings

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New Delhi, Feb 12 : Despite 3-0 defeat at the hands of New Zealand, Indian opening pair of Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues on Tuesday jumped four places to be the sixth and second best bats-woman in ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings.

Rodrigues’s 132 runs in the three-match series against New Zealand have lifted her four places to second position while Smriti Mandhana, who grabbed the top spot in ODIs last week, has gained four spots to reach sixth position after finishing as the leading run-getter in the series with an aggregate of 180.

The stylish left-hander had smashed two half-centuries, including a fluent 86 in the last match in Hamilton that India lost by two runs.

Spinners Radha Yadav has also jumped 18 places to 10th after taking four wickets in the series, and Deepti Sharma, up five places to 14th, are the India players to move up among bowlers.

Pakistan's captain Bismah Maroof has also gained three slots to tie with compatriot Javeria Khan in 15th position among batters while Sana Mir, who is top ranked in the ODI format, has moved up six places to take 28th position among T20I bowlers after taking three wickets in the series. (UNI)