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ICC rankings – Sophie Devine joins Nat Sciver atop T20I rankings for allrounders; batter Shafali Verma remains No. 1

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New Zealand captain Sophie Devine has joined England’s Nat Sciver at the top of the ICC rankings for women’s allrounders in T20Is. India opener Shafali Verma and England spinner Sophie Ecclestone retained the No. 1 spot for batters and bowlers respectively in the format.
Devine’s all-round dominance in the second T20I on Saturday helped New Zealand level the ongoing three-match series against hosts England. She was adjudged Player of the Match for her 50 and 2 for 28 in that game, her 100th appearance in T20Is. This is the first series Devine is playing since taking a break from cricket in March owing to mental-health reasons.

Devine, 32, was ranked No. 1 among allrounders for more than a year after first reaching the position in February last year. In the latest update she equalled Sciver’s 371 rating points among allrounders, while moving up one spot to No. 5 and four places up to the 30th position for batters and bowlers respectively. She had achieved a career-best second place among T20I batters early last year on the back of a record six straight scores of 50 or more in the format.

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