Mithali Raj leads ICC team

Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma were also included in the Team of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

Mithali Raj has been picked in the ICC Team of the Tournament for the second time in her career.   -  Getty Images

Mithali Raj was named captain of the Team of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.

According to an International Cricket Council (ICC) announcement on Monday, the 34-year-old from Hyderabad was after she led India by scoring 409 runs in the 30-day tournament where her side finished runner-up to host England.

The team includes four members from England – player of the tournament Tamsin Beaumont, player of the final Anya Shrubsole, wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor and left-arm spinner Alex Hartley.

The other members are Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma from India, Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk from South Africa, and Ellyse Perry from Australia.

England’s Natalie Sciver, who scored 369 runs and took seven wickets, was chosen the 12th player.

The Team was selected by a panel comprising Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket), former players Ian Bishop, Charlotte Edwards, Snehal Pradhan and Lisa Sthalekar.

Mithali, Taylor and Shrubsole have been picked in the Team of the Tournament for the second time in their careers.

Mithali and Taylor were selected in the Team of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2009, which England won in Sydney in 2009, while Shrubsole was named in the Team of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013, which Australia won in India in January/February 2013.

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