ICC Awards 2020: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced its Women’s T20I team of the decade on December 27 (Sunday) in the ICC Awards of the Decade. Women’s cricket has received a major boost in recent years as proved by the 85,000-strong crowd present for the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup final between India vs Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Australian wicket-keeper opener, Alyssa Healy along with Sophie Devine has been picked as the openers in ICC’s team of the decade. Suzie Bates occupies the third spot in ICC’s team. Australian skipper, Meg Lanning is named the captain of ICC’s T20I team of the decade. Lanning has led Australia to T20 titles in 2014, 2018, and 2020 and is also the leading run-scorer throughout the decade.
From India, all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur is the backbone of the middle-order in the team. Harmanpreet is India’s top-run scorer in T20Is across the decade along with his off-spin bowling option too. West Indian all-rounder duo of Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin storm into the XI.
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry is in both ICC’s ODI and T20I team of the decade. Another Australian, Megan Schutt, and England’s Anya Shrubsole are the leading bowlers in ICC's XI. Schutt and Shrubsole are the top two leading wicket-takers in the last 10 years followed by Perry. India’s mystery spinner, Poonam Yadav is the 11th member in the team, the leg-spinner has scalped most no. of T20I wickets in the last decade.
Alyssa Healy, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Ellyse Perry, Anya Shrubsole, Megan Schutt, Poonam Yadav