Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil climb up in the T20 rankings

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Anuja Patil's all-round brilliance leads India to series win

Rodrigues-Patil star in India's T20I series win over Sri Lanka. ©ICC

Following the conclusion of the Twenty-20 leg of India's tour of Sri Lanka, which the tourists won 4-0, there have been many shifts in the ICC Twenty-20 rankings.

India's rising star Jemimah Rodrigues made big gains in the ranking updates. After debuting in February and having just 14 Twenty-20's under her belt, teenage Rodrigues has jumped to Number 14 in the batting rankings. She amassed 191 runs in Sri Lanka, at an average of 63.66 and an impressive strike rate of 155.28. Her exploits saw her go up 46 places, having earned 518 points.

Both teams will be pleased with the performances their young players have put forward. They will also be satisfied with how their senior players have fared.

For India, their younger players played several match winning hands and it showed in their gains in the ranking. Wicketkeeper-batter Taniya Bhatia went up 32 places to secure the 82nd spot on the batting charts. On the bowling charts, Radha Yadav jumped up 56 spots to number 59, while debutant Arundhati Reddy made her first appearance at number 106.

Seasoned all-rounders Deepti Sharma and Anuja Patil made big gains too. Sharma rose 20 spots in the bowling rankings to number 31, while moving up 12 spots in the all-rounder rankings to 33. Patil made gains in all three areas of the game. She is now India's top ranked all-rounder, sitting at number 12. She also moved up 18 places to 37th in the batting rankings and two places to 15th in the bowling charts.

Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav, who took eight wickets during the series to surpass Jhulan Goswami's record for the highest wicket-taker in the format for India, stayed at number two, behind Australia's Megan Schutt. She reached 646 points, a career-high for her. Meanwhile, India's Twenty-20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur replaced her ODI captain Mithali Raj to claim the sixth spot. Her knock of 63 off 38, in an otherwise underwhelming tour, helped her move up by one spot to occupy that position.

For Sri Lanka, the biggest gains were made by their skipper Chamari Athpaththu and Shashikala Siriwardene. The two were Sri Lanka's leading run-scorers and wicket-takers. They rose by five and six spots respectively to be ranked 17th and 18th in the all-rounders list. Athapaththu rose by four spots in the batting rankings to 27th, while moving up 18 spots in the bowling charts to 48th. Simultaneously, Siriwardene went to the 41st spot, a rise of four places, in the batting charts, while going up 12 spots to 24th in the bowlers.

Nilakshi de Silva shot up 42 spots to 91st in the batting charts after some fearless hard-hitting and to number 68 in all-rounders. Kavish Dilhari debuted at number 141.

Given that the World Twenty-20 is just around the corner, both teams will be pleased with how their players have performed to earn improvements in their rankings.