An ICC selection panel picked three women from Australia and India, two from England, and one each from Pakistan, New Zealand and the West Indies in selecting the World T20 Team of the Tournament.
The ICC announced the team, based strictly on performances during the 16-day tournament held across three venues in the West Indies. India captain Harmanpreet Kaur was one of two captains to make the squad, along with Pakistan’s Javeria Khan, with Kaur being named to lead the team. Player of the Tournament, Alyssa Healy of Australia, India’s left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana and England’s Amy Jones were all nominated to bat ahead of Kaur in the order.
All-rounders Deandra Dottin of the Windies and Allyse Perry of Australia, and England fast bowler Anya Shrubsole are the seam bowlers in the squad, with off-spinner Leigh Kasperek of New Zealand, leg-spinner Poonam Yadav of India and left-arm spinner Kirstie Gordon of England the slow bowlers.
Bangladesh’s new-ball bowler Jahanara Alam has been named as the 12th player by the selection panel that comprised former players and commentators Ian Bishop, Anjum Chopra and Ebony Rainford-Brent, journalist Melinda Farrell and Geoff Allardice (ICC general manager).
ICC Women’s World T20 2018 Team of the Tournament (in batting order)
|Amy Jones (wk)||England||107||4c, 1st|
|Harmanpreet Kaur (c)||India||183||–|
|Leigh Kasperek||New Zealand||–||8|
|12th: Jahanara Alam||Bangladesh||–||6|
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