In the series in New Zealand, she scored her fourth ODI century and an unbeaten 90 in the first two matches respectively to grab top spot in the ICC ODI Rankings for Women's batters. Monday is behind you, Friday is fast approaching and this drag of a day, where you have to mostly pretend to work is now lit up by cricket at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Other batsmen to move up in the latest rankings update include the Australia duo of Glenn Maxwell (up two places to 30th) and Shaun Marsh (up from 60th to 43rd).
The visitors have already sealed the ODI series 4-1 and would like to end the tour on a high. When he was left out of the T20I squads for the home series against Windies and the T20Is in Australia, it seemed unlikely that he'd make a return to the format so soon. "New Zealand will be disappointed at their response to what was no more than a par score under the circumstances". BCCI regularly shares a glimpse from the show after every match India wins.
The five-match ODI series has solved a part of the puzzle as India look to finalise their ICC World Cup 2019 squad. New Zealand, meanwhile, have three ODIs and three Tests against Bangladesh to figure out their ideal combination for the World Cup. Having said that, this series is most likely to give him three such chances to prove his mettle in the given format.
India T20 squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj. The spin department will consist of chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.