Women's Cricket

Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet picked in ICC ODI and T20I team of the year, Ekta Bisht in both

The left-arm spinner took 34 wickets in 19 ODIs and 11 wickets in seven T20Is during the cut-off period.

Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the lone Indian to find a place in both the ICC’s One-day and Twenty20 teams of the year. While skipper Mithali Raj joined Bisht in the Twenty20 International team, vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur joined her in the One-day International side announced by the ICC on Thursday.

The 31-year-old Bisht is ranked 14th in ODIs and 12th in T20Is, and took 34 wickets in 19 matches and 11 wickets in seven T20Is during the period under consideration – from 21 September 21, 2016 to date.

World Cup winner Heather Knight named as captain of the 50-over side and Stafanie Taylor of West Indies was appointed captain of the 20-over side.

The ODI side comprises players from five countries, including two Australians (Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry), four England players (Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Sarah Taylor and Alex Hartley), two Indians (Mithali Raj and Ekta Bisht), one New Zealander (Amy Satterthwaite) and two South Africans (Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp).

The T20I side is made up of three Australians (Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington), one from England (Danni Wyatt), two from India (Harmanpreet Kaur and Ekta Bisht), two from New Zealand (Sophie Devine and Lea Tahuhu) and three from West Indies (Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews).

Squads:

  • ODI Team of the Year: Tammy Beaumont (England), Meg Lanning (Australia), Mithali Raj (India), Amy Satterthwaite (New Zealand), Ellyse Perry, (Australia), Heather Knight (captain) (England), Sarah Taylor (wicketkeeper) (England), Dane van Niekerk (South Africa), Marizanne Kapp (South Africa), Ekta Bisht (India), Alex Hartley (England).
  • T20I Team of the Year: Beth Mooney (wicketkeeper) (Australia), Danni Wyatt (England), Harmanpreet Kaur (India), Stafanie Taylor (captain) (West Indies), Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Deandra Dottin (West Indies), Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Megan Schutt (Australia), Amanda-Jade Wellington (Australia), Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Ekta Bisht (India).  
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