Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj is high on success. The latest ICC ODI rankings are here and guess what? Raj has made it to the number one spot in the ranking for batswomen, Sportskeeda reported.

Raj is followed by Ellyse Perry of Australia and Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand who are occupying the second and third spots while Meg Lanning of Australia has secured the fourth place. She missed the series against England due to injury and thus lost the first rank, which Raj has stepped into.

The rankings have been charted following the total points secured by each player. Mithali jumped to number one with a total 753 points in her basket, while Perry and Satterthwaite are on 725 and 720 points respectively.

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Among women bowlers’ ranks, India’s Jhulan Goswami remained at the second spot with 652 rating points. Marizanne Kapp (656) of South Africa is ranked number one.

Raj and Goswami are two powerful sporting icons from India who made their presence felt in the 2017 Women’s World Cup in England.

Raj has been the backbone of Indian women’s cricket. She led the team to two World Cup finals and her batting performance has been India’s best till date. Arguably, she has put Indian women’s cricket on the centrestage. Their remarkable fight has helped them garner four useful points and also regain the top spot in the women’s team rankings.

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Recently, in an exclusive chat with SheThePeople.TV, Raj emphasized how she never gives importance to trolls  when it comes to being confident about her game strategies.

“If I had to take very serious consideration of what the trolls are, then I wouldn’t have picked up the bat in the 90s. I have gone through far more challenging things than just the mere trolls. And they are definitely not worth my time”

 

And, that’s the kind of captain India deserves.

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