Some consolation for India women’s team after a disappointing show in the semifinal of ICC Women’s World Twenty20 XI as their batting star Harmanpreet Kaur has been named the captain of the World XI picked from the tournament. The XI also included India’s stylish opener Smriti Mandhana and wily leg-spinner Poonam Yadav. Also Read - PSL Franchises Ask PCB to Move Remainder of Tournament to UAE
A selection panel comprising former players and commentators Ian Bishop, Anjum Chopra and Ebony Rainford-Brent, journalist Melinda Farrell and ICC’s General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, picked up the team on the basis of the players’ performances in the tournament, which concluded on Sunday with Australia winning the title. Also Read - IPL 2021 Postponement To Cost BCCI To The Tune Of ₹2000 Crore; Sponsors And Broadcasters Back Board's Decision
Three players from England, two from Australia and one each from Pakistan, New Zealand and the Windies have also been named in the eleven. Also Read - BCCI Has Granted Four India Women Players NOCs to Participate in The Hundred: Report
India skipper Harmanpreet was one of two captains to make the squad along with Pakistan’s Javeria Khan with player of the tournament Alyssa Healy of Australia and England’s Amy Jones nominated to bat ahead of her.
All-rounders Deandra Dottin of the Windies and Allyse Perry of Australia, and England pacer Anya Shrubsole are the seam bowlers in the squad with off-spinner Leigh Kasperek of New Zealand and left-arm spinner Kirstie Gordon of England are the slow bowlers. Bangladesh’s new-ball bowler Jahanara Alam has been named as the 12th player.
Team: 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), 12th player: Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh).