ABU DHABI – South Africa's Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp have been named in the ICC Women's ODI team of the Year.
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) plus Van Niekerk and Kapp.
The side includes the world’s top four-ranked batters in Raj, Perry, Lanning and Satterthwaite, while among the bowlers, Kapp is ranked number one, Van Niekerk (ninth), Perry (13th), Bisht (14th) and Hartley (18th).
England’s Heather Knight was named as captain of the 50-over side and Stafanie Taylor of the Windies appointed the captain of the 20-over side.
The panel took into consideration player performances from September 21, 2016, to date.
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).
ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year (in batting order):
Tammy Beaumont (England)
Meg Lanning (Australia)
Mithali Raj (India)
Amy Satterthwaite (New Zealand)
Ellyse Perry (Australia)
Heather Knight (capt) (England)
Sarah Taylor (wicketkeeper) (England)
Dane van Niekerk (South Africa)
Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)
Ekta Bisht (India)
Alex Hartley (England)
ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year (in batting order):
Beth Mooney (wicketkeeper) (Australia)
Danni Wyatt (England)
Harmanpreet Kaur (India)
Stafanie Taylor (capt) (Windies)
Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
Deandra Dottin (Windies)
Hayley Matthews (Windies)
Megan Schutt (Australia)
Amanda-Jade Wellington (Australia)
Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand)
Ekta Bisht (India).
African News Agency (ANA)