The ICC has announced the team of the tournament for the recently concluded Women’s World T20 in Windies. The team features three Indian cricketers including skipper Harmanpreet Kaur who is also the captain of this team.
Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was sensational in the tournament. She produced a sterling century against New Zealand which worked as the perfect advertisement for the ICC’s tournament. Harmanpreet didn’t make big contributions in the next matches but her presence in the middle kept the opponent bowlers on their toes.
The ICC also rewarded India’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana for the solidarity she brought at the top in India’s innings. She will be opening the innings in the ICC team along with Alyssa Healy.
Mandhana scored 178 runs in the tournament which includes a spectacular knock of 83 runs against Australia. She also scored 34 runs in the semi-finals against England which India eventually lost.
The Indian leggie Poonam Yadav had a fruitful tournament as well as she picked wickets in every match she played. She was outstanding in the game against England in which she picked three wickets. She ended the tournament with eight wickets.
The team was selected by a team of experts which included former cricketers Ian Bishop, Anjum Chopra and Ebony Rainford-Brent, journalist Melinda Farrell and ICC’s General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice.
Apart from three Indians, the team comprises of three English players, two Australians, and one player each from Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan and Windies.
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The team according to the batting order is as follows-
Alyssa Healy (Australia), Smriti Mandhana (India), Amy Jones (England, wicketkeeper), Harmanpreet Kaur (India, Captain), Deandra Dottin (Windies), Javeria Khan (Pakistan), Ellyse Perry (Australia), Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand), Anya Shrubsole (England), Kirstie Gordon (England), Poonam Yadav (India).