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Ekta Bisht only player to feature in both women's ODI and T20I teams of the year

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Internet Desk: Mithali Raj, captain of Indian women’s cricket team has been named in ICC Women’s ODI team of the year as Heather Knight, English captain named as the skipper of the team in the 50 over side. While Stafanie Taylor of West Indies appointed as captain of the shortest format of the game.

Highest run- getter in the history of women’s ODI cricket Mithali Raj led Indian cricket team to its second world cup final appearance this year. Girls fought hard against hosts England in the finals but failed to win the crown.

On the other hand star left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht is the only cricketer to feature in both the T20I and ODI teams of the year. This 31-years-old ranked 14th in ODIs and 12th in T20Is, and took 34 ODI wickets in 19 matches and 11 wickets in seven T20Is. Harmanpreet Kaur also named in the T20I team.

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The ODI side comprises players from five countries, including two Australians (Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry), four England players (Tammy Beaumont, Heather Knight, Sarah Taylor and Alex Hartley), two Indians (Mithali Raj and Ekta Bisht), one New Zealander (Amy Satterthwaite) and two South Africans (Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp).

The side includes the world’s top four ranked batters in Raj, Perry, Lanning and Satterthwaite, while amongst the bowlers, Kapp is ranked number one, van Niekerk (ninth), Perry (13th), Bisht (14th) and Hartley (18th). Wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor is ranked 10th in the batting table, while her team-mate Beaumont is ranked 15th.

The T20I side is made up of three Australians (Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Amanda-Jade Wellington), one from England (Danni Wyatt), two from India (Harmanpreet Kaur and Ekta Bisht), two from New Zealand (Sophie Devine and Lea Tahuhu) and three from the Windies (Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews).

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