Ash Gardner is the new No. 1 all-rounder in the ICC Women’s T20I rankings, revealed December 27.
The 25-year-old named Player of the Series in the 4-1 T20Is against India Women. 115 runs, 7 wickets.
Gardner’s all-round performance in the fifth and final T20I of the series propelled her to the top of the ICC T20I all-rounder rankings for women. The versatile cricketer hit 66 off 32 balls and claimed 2/20 with her off-spin as Australia beat India by 54 runs to end a great series.
Gardner has 417 ICC Women’s T20I all-rounder points after India. Sophie Devine (389) and Deepti Sharma (India) follow (387). Hayley Matthews is fourth with 381 points, while Tahlia McGrath is 10th with 248.
Gardner has also improved in ICC Women’s T20I batting. She’s eighth with 649 points, behind Suzie Bates (641) and Alyssa Healy (631).
Beth Mooney (760) and McGrath (814) lead T20I batting. Smriti Mandhana (727), Devine (714), and Meg Lanning follow (689).
Shafali Verma is sixth with 655 points. Chamari Athapaththu has 612 points in the ICC Women’s T20I batting rankings.
Grace Harris surged 33 spots to 61st after the India-Australia series, and Harleen Deol climbed 26 to enter the top 100.
Gardner improves in ICC Women’s T20I bowling rankings
Gardner moved three places in the ICC T20I bowling rankings after beating India Women. She’s 14th with 643 points, behind India’s Sneh Rana (648).
Shabnim Ismail of South Africa rose into the top five, moving Renuka Singh of India to No. 6. Sophie Ecclestone (763) leads ICC Women’s T20 bowling, followed by Sarah Glenn (726). Deepti Sharma (719) is third.