The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the best women cricketers of the year 2019 for the formats of the game, mainly ODI and T20.
Curious to know who won the awards?
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry has won the ‘Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award’ for the ICC Women’s ‘Cricketer of the Year’ and also been named as the ICC Women’s ‘ODI Player of the Year’.
Perry has had a stellar year with the bat and ball across all the formats. This includes three hundreds in which one was during the Women’s Ashes Test. She has a splendid average of 73.50 from 12 ODIs this year, has taken 21 wickets and holds the national record of seven wickets by giving just 22 runs. Also, Perry is the first player to complete 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in T20I cricket.
Named as ICC Women’s ‘T20I Cricketer of the Year’, Alyssa Healy holds world record of the highest score by a woman in T20Is. She smashed 148 runs in just 61 balls against Sri Lanka. Also, this is the fastest century ever by an Australian man or woman.
Lastly, Thailand’s Chanida Sutthiruang won the ICC Women’s ‘Emerging Cricketer of the Year’. The seamer took 12 wickets at this year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier and played a key role for the team to qualify for the major tournament. Known for swing bowling, she is an upcoming attacker for her team.
Presenting to you, the ICC Women’s ‘ODI Team of the Year’ that will be headed by Australian skipper Meg Lanning. The team includes four Indian players namely, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami and Poonam Yadav.
Coming to the ICC Women’s ‘T20I Team of the Year’, it will again be under Australia’s Meg Lanning. Radha Yadav, Deepti Sharma and Smriti Mandhana are a part of this prestigious team.