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By Varun Sharma Feb 12, 2019

Deandra Dottin, the new No.1 allrounder in T20Is.Smriti Mandhana moved to 6th.
Smriti Mandhana

For the Windies, Dottin has been the standout performer in a 2-1 series win in Pakistan.

Dottin has moved up two places to third among batters after scoring 158 runs in the series while her three wickets have raised her two slots to 29th among bowlers.

The net result was a promotion to No.1 in the list of all-rounders.

While New Zealand’s Suzie Bates kept her top spot among batsmen, India’s Jemimah Rodrigues moved up four places to No.2. Her team-mate Smriti Mandhana, who was the top scorer in that show, with 180 runs in three innings, including two half-centuries, moved from tenth to sixth.

Smriti Mandhana is probably the most celebrated women’s cricketer now in the country.

An elegant southpaw, with some delightful strokes up her sleeve, Mandhana has been the lynchpin of India’s batting in the past couple of years.

While she was always a force to reckon with in One-Day Internationals, the 20-over format was never her forte till a couple of months back, but that is slowly changing.

She finished the recently concluded Twenty20 International series against New Zealand as the maximum run-scorer from both sides, tallying 180 runs in three matches at an average of 60.00 and a strike rate of 146.34.

Her average and strike rate were the best across both teams and the manner Mandhana handled the new ball early on in demanding conditions was a treat to see.

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