After the conclusion of the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup, ICC released the list of Best XI players in the tournament on Monday. Unsurprisingly, five Australians out of the eleven players make their way into the list.
Opener Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney, who bulldozed the Indian bowling in the finals with an opening partnership of 115 off just 90 balls, occupy the opening slots in the eleven.
Mooney adjudged as the Player of the Series for her record tally of 259 runs in the tournament, scored at a whopping average of 64.
Healy finished second in the batting charts with her 236 runs in the tournament and also has seven dismissals to her name as a wicketkeeper.
Meg Lanning, who stood firm in the middle-order pacing few critical contributions in knockouts, also comes in as captain of the side. She scored 132 runs at an average of 44 in the series.
Arguably the best pacer of the tournament, Megan Schutt claimed her place in the XI with thirteen wickets. Schutt had the most number of scalps in the competition amongst the bowlers. She was followed by her teammate Jess Jonassen in the wickets tally, with ten scalps in the tournament.
Four English women featured in the team, namely Nat Sciver, Heather Knight, and spinning pair of Sophie Ecclestone and Anya Shrubsole.
Poonam Yadav is the sole Indian to feature in the list, while batting heroics from Laura Wolvaardt helped her to get a place in the XI. Shafali Verma has been included in the side as the 12th Player.
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Here’s the best XI from the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup:
- Alyssa Healy
- Beth Mooney
- Nat Sciver
- Heather Knight
- Meg Lanning
- Laura Wolvaardt
- Jess Jonassen
- Sophie Ecclestone
- Anya Shrubsole
- Megan Schutt
- Poonam Yadav
- Shafali Verma