Who all made it to ICC’s Women’s ODI and T20I Team of the decade?

A special broadcast show revealing the winners on all ICC Digital Channels as well as the Star Sports Network was held on December 27. The winners of the prestigious ICC Awards of the Decade including the Rachel Heyhoe-Flint for Best Female Player and Sir Garfield Sobers for Best Male Player, were announced.

 

ICC Awards of the Decade
ICC Awards of the Decade

 

The show was hosted by Alan Wilkins and was graced by former international stars Shaun Pollock and Lisa Sthalekar. Senior journalist Sharda Ugra and Tim Cutler, founder of Emerging Cricket were also a part of the event. Jatin Sapru hosted the show broadcast on Star Sports.

The winners of all the individual awards received a unique artwork created in a collaboration between the ICC, Mumbai-based studio Kulture Shop and Indian artist Pratap Chalke. The Rachel Heyhoe-Flint and Sir Garfield Sobers winners received a spectacular hand-painted artwork bat, while the other individual award winners got a limited-edition canvas painting that captures their unique passion and spirit.

The winners of the ICC Awards of The Decade, including the Sir Garfield Sobers and Rachael Heyhoe Flint Awards, were selected by fans through voting. More than 1.5 million fans from across the globe participated, casting 5.3 million votes.

The nominees for each of the categories were determined by the Awards Nominations Committee according to on-field performances and overall achievements for at least five years during the period.

In this article, we will look at three of the awards, namely, ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the decade, ICC Women’s ODI team of the decade, and ICC Women’s T20I team of the decade.

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ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the decade:

Scotland’s Kathryn Bryce made her nation proud after being crowned the Associate Player of the Decade in the recently declared ICC Award Show. The other contenders for the ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade were Sarah Bryce (Scotland), Natthakan Chantham (Thailand), Sterre Kalis (Netherlands), Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand), Sornnorin Tippoch (Thailand). Kathryn Bryce is a right hand bat and right arm medium pace bowler. She has played 14 ODIs and an equal number of T20Is for Scotland. Bryce has a healthy batting average of 50 in the 50-over format and has scored 400 runs, with the best of 73 not out. She has a strong bowling average of 9.93 with an economy of just 3.27 in the shortest format of the game, picking up 15 wickets.

ICC Women’s ODI team of the decade:

Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates, Mithali Raj, Meg Lanning (c), Stafanie Taylor, Sarah Taylor (wk), Ellyse Perry, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Jhulan Goswami, Anisa Mohammed

The team has a good mix of players from all around the world. The Australian team has the highest participation with three players: Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, and Ellyse Perry. There are two players from India (Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami), South Africa (Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp), and West Indies (Stafanie Taylor and Anisa Mohammed), with one player each from England and New Zealand. There were no players from Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in the team.

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The captain of the side is Meg Lanning, who is the skipper of Australia.

ICC Women’s T20I team of the decade:

Alyssa Healy (wk), Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates, Meg Lanning (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Stafanie Taylor, Deandra Dottin, Ellyse Perry, Anya Shrubsole, Megan Schutt, Poonam Yadav

The team has a good blend of cricketers from across the globe. The Australian team has the highest participation with four players: Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt. There are two players from India (Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav), New Zealand (Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates), West Indies (Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin), with one player from England (Anya Shrubsole). There were no players from South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in the team.

The captain of the side is Meg Lanning, who is the skipper of Australia.

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