Dubai: India's batting star Harmanpreet Kaur was on Sunday named captain of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 XI, which also featured opener Smriti Mandhana and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav.
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.
Three players from England, two from Australia and one each from Pakistan, New Zealand and the West Indies have also been named in the eleven.
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 Ellyse 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 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).
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Test matches in the women's game are few and far between the world over and the 38-year-old Mithali has played just 10 longest format matches in a career of 12 years so far. She last played a Test in 2014.
England have announced a 17-member squad which will be trimmed to allow non-selected players to take part in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
Live Score updates England Women vs India Women Test Day 1: Stumps, Day 1 (269/6 after 92 overs) India will be pleased with their performance. The first two sessions were dominated by England, but the Mithali Raj and Co came back well in the final session. The Indian spinners, in particular, deserve a mention for turning the momentum in India’s favour. Heather Knight was brilliant with the bat, but fell short of what could have been a fine hundred. That's it from us today, but do join us tomorrow as we'll bring you the over by over commentary from Day 2 off the one-off Test.