T20I rankings: Jemimah Rodrigues at second, Smriti Mandhana sixth
Jemimah Rodrigues (left) and Smriti Mandhana have maid big gains. © Getty

A silver lining has emerged for a few members of the Indian women’s cricket team from the 0-3 T20I series loss to New Zealand, with the pair of Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana moving upwards in the latest ICC player rankings.

A tally of 132 runs in the recent series has pushed 18-year-old Rodrigues up four spots to second place in the women’s T2oI rankings whole Mandhana – who last week was crowned No 1 in women’s ODIs – also gained four places to sit at sixth after scoring 180 runs against the White Ferns in New Zealand.

Mandhana, also India’s vice-captain, scored two half-centuries in the 0-3 loss. (READ MORE: New Zealand down India in thriller to inflict 3-0 sweep)

Also gaining were the spin-bowling pair of Radha Yadav, up 18th places to No 10, and Deepti Sharma who moved five spots to occupy 14th.

In related news, the West Indian allrounder Deandra Dottin grabbed the No 1 spot in the T20I allrounders’ table.