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Three Indian women in ICC teams

Ekta Bisht.   | Photo Credit: Stu Forster

India captain Mithali Raj was on Wednesday named in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year while left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the lone cricketer to find a place in the both the ODI and T20 Teams of the year announced by the world body.

Besides the duo, Harmanpreet Kaur has found out a place in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year.

The ICC announced the teams with England’s Heather Knight named as captain of the 50-over side and Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies appointed skipper of the 20-over side. The teams were selected taking into consideration player performances from September 21, 2016 to date.

Bisht is the only cricketer to feature in both the ODI and T20I teams of the year. The 31-year-old from Uttarakhand is ranked 14th in ODIs and 12th in T20Is, and took 34 wickets in 19 matches and 11 wickets in seven T20Is in the period under consideration.

The squads (in batting order):

ODI team: Tammy Beaumont (Eng), Meg Lanning (Aus), Mithali Raj (Ind), Amy Satterthwaite (NZ), Ellyse Perry (Aus), Heather Knight (capt., England), Sarah Taylor (wk, Eng), Dane van Niekerk (RSA), Marizanne Kapp (RSA), Ekta Bisht (Ind) and Alex Hartley (Eng).

T20I team: Beth Mooney (wk, Aus), Danni Wyatt (Eng), Harmanpreet Kaur (Ind), Stafanie Taylor (capt., WI), Sophie Devine (NZ), Deandra Dottin (WI), Hayley Matthews (WI), Megan Schutt (Aus), Amanda-Jade Wellington (Aus), Lea Tahuhu (NZ) and Ekta Bisht (Ind).


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