The ICC on Sunday announced the Women’s T20I & ODI Teams of the Decade. The good news is that India Women’s team two senior-most players Mithali Raj & Jhulan Goswami successfully made it to the ODI team while Harmanpreet Kaur & Poonam Yadav found a place in the T20I team.
The ODI team of the Decade include three players from Australia i.e. captain Meg Lanning, opening batsman Alyssa Healy & all-rounder Ellyse Perry. Two players from South Africa & the West Indies team also made it to the ICC teams of the Decade while the last two places were grabbed by England’s Sarah Taylor & Suzie Bates from New Zealand.
Just like the ODI team, the T20I team of the Decade was also dominated by the Australia’s cricketers with four of Aussie’s players securing spots, followed by two spots each from India, the West Indies and New Zealand. England’s Anya Shrubsole was the only player from her country to feature in the T20I.
Allysa Healy, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry from Australia, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates and Stafanie Taylor from the West Indies found a place in both ODI and T20I Team of the Decade. By scoring 6,888 runs in 209 matches, Mithali is the all-time leading run=scorer in the Women’s ODI team while Jhulan is the most succesfful bowler in the ODI team by scalping 225 wickets in 182 matches.
India’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur has established herself as one of the most powerful & experienced batters in the world. She has scored 2,186 runs in T20Is, while leg-spinner Poonam Yadav made her debut in 2013 and has played 67 matches, picking 95 wickets.