Indian skipper Mithali Raj was on Monday named the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team of the tournament. Two other Indian players to feature in the list are Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma.
Indian Women’s cricket team lost the World Cup final against England on Sunday, but their performance in the tournament was applauded by one and all. Mithali Raj scored 409 runs throughout the tournament, second to only England’s Tammy Beaumont who scored 410 runs.
Mithali Raj led the Indian side with example, despite losing against South Africa and Australia they reached the semifinals and defeated Aussies in a worthy revenge.
With 4 players in the selected XI, champions England dominate the ICC World Cup team of this year which has been selected by Geoff Allardice, Ian Bishop, Charlotte Edwards, Snehal Pradhan and Lisa Sthalekar. Player of the tournament Tamsin Beaumont, player of the final Anya Shrubsole, spinner Alex Hartley and wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor are the 4 English players included in the side.
3 South African players Laura Wolvaardt, pacer Marizanne kapp and all-rounder Dane van Niekerk hasve also been roped in.
Team of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 :
Tamsin Beaumont (England) – 410 runs, batting average – 45.55
Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa) – 324 runs, batting average – 64.80
Mithali Raj (captain) (India) – 409 runs, batting average – 45.44
Ellyse Perry (Australia) – 404 runs and nine wickets, batting average- 80.80
Sarah Taylor (wicketkeeper) (England) – 396 runs, batting average- 49.50, four catches and two stumpings
Harmanpreet Kaur (India) – 359 runs and five wickets, batting average- 59.83
Deepti Sharma (India) – 216 runs and 12 wickets, batting average- 30.85
Marizanne Kapp (South Africa) – 13 wickets, bowling average- 19.38
Dane van Niekerk (South Africa) – 99 runs and 15 wickets, bowling average- 10
Anya Shrubsole (England) – 12 wickets, bowling average- 25.33
Alex Hartley (England) – 10 wickets, bowling average- 30.20
Natalie Sciver (12th) (England) – 369 runs and 7 wickets, batting average- 28.57