Indian youngster explosive women cricketer Shafali Verma has rocked from his bat at the age of sixteen. In the current Women’s T20 World Cup, Shafali Verma has so far batted so much that everyone is surprised.
The Indian team has benefited in almost every match with the stormy start of Shafali Verma. And due to this, Team India is ready to step up to reach the final for the first time.
Team India will face England on Thursday in the semi-finals, but just a day before this came good news for the Indian fans. Shafali Verma has become the no-1 batsman of the ICC Women’s T20 Ranking. In the rankings of batsmen released by the ICC on Wednesday, Shafali Verma has jumped 19 places and reached the top.
Shafali Verma, who has played only 18 T20 Internationals, has so far played stormy innings of 47, 46, 39 and 29 runs in the Women’s T20 World Cup. During this time she was also the Player of the Match twice in a row.
Opener Shafali Verma is on top with 761 points, she managed to climb 19 places. Suzie Bates of New Zealand is in second place with a loss of one place. She has 750 points in his account.
Actually, Shafali Verma has pushed Suzie Bates to number-2. Suzie was at number-1 since October 2018, when she took the position from West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor.
Shafali Verma becomes Top after Mithali
The semi-finals between India and England are to be played on Thursday. Shafali Verma has scored 161 runs in four innings so far in the current tournament. According to an ICC statement, Shafali Verma is the second Indian batsman after Mithali Raj to top the women’s T20 international batting rankings.
On the other hand, Smriti Mandhana has lost two places and has slipped to sixth place. Shafali Verma and England spinner Sophie Ecclestone will enter the T20 World Cup semi-finals as the top-ranked batsman and bowler respectively. Among Indian bowlers, Poonam Yadav has gained four places to the eighth position.
Talking of cricketers who have scored at least 200 runs in Women’s T20 International, Shafali Verma has scored 485 runs at a strike rate of 146.96 so far. Shafali Verma strike rate is the highest. Shafali Verma is followed by South Africa’s Chloe Tryon on, who has scored 756 runs at a strike rate of 140.00.