Cricket in India is like a religion. People love cricket so much and loved their cricketers. But one thing that certainly changed in Indian cricket is the perspective of women’s cricket.
Indian women’s cricket team reached the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup this year but they lost to England in a very close match and lost the world cup. But that completely changed the mindset of Indians towards the women cricket. People now wanted to know about the women cricketer. Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur are some of the names which every Indian knew today.
In a recent development, Mithali Raj tops the ICC ODI batswomen ranking and thus become the number 1 in ranking. Indian men’s team captain Virat Kohli also regain the top position in the ICC ODI batsman ranking.
Virat Kohli hits two hundred in the recently concluded three-match series against New Zealand and so with this performance, he overtook South Africa attacking batsman AB de Villiers who had taken the top spot for just 10 days.
Australian batting star Meg Lanning missed the recent ODI series against England due to injury which helps Mithali Raj to gain the number 1 ranking.
Harmanpreet Kaur is the next Indian women in the top 10 batswomen list. She ranked at no 6 in the ICC ranking. In the bowling department, Indian veteran Jhulan Goswami is the current world’s no 2 while the first spot is taken by South African Marizanne Kappe.
In men’s cricket, Rohit Sharma is the second Indian batsman in the top 10 of ICC ODI batsman list. He currently ranked to7th place. In the bowling department, Pakistan Hasan Ali topped the ranking while India’s Jasprit Bumrah has climbed to the third spot.
Kohli, who scored 263 runs in the New Zealand series at an average of 87.66, has now reached to 889 rating points, the best ever by an India batsman.The previous highest points tally of 887 was managed by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998.