ICC picks the Women’s T20I Team of the Year 2023

The best performers with the bat as well as with the ball in the T20I format last year found a spot in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year 2023. The Sri Lankan skipper Chamari Athapaththu was named as the skipper of the T20I Team of the Year.

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ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year 2023

Chamari Athapaththu (C) (Sri Lanka)

Chamari Athapaththu. PC: Getty
Chamari Athapaththu. PC: Getty

The Sri Lankan skipper had a sensational year with the bat for Sri Lanka, leading from the front for her side in the format last year. She was the leading run-scorer for her side with 470 runs to her name at an impressive strike rate of 130.91 and an impressive average of 31.33 in 16 innings. Her tally of runs includes three half-centuries. She had an impressive outing in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in February 2023 when she scored 118 runs at a strike rate of 113.46 in 4 innings. Her best performance with the bat came on 12th July 2023 against New Zealand in the 3rd T20I when she scored an unbeaten 80 at a strike rate of 170.21.

Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up 8 wickets with the ball in 12 innings. She has been a lone warrior for her side on multiple occasions.

Beth Mooney (wk) (Australia)

Beth Mooney. PC: Getty
Beth Mooney. PC: Getty

The 30-year-old wicket-keeper batter from Australia was the leading run-scorer for her side with 499 runs at a strike rate of 115.50 and an impressive average of 41.58 in 16 innings made it into the T20I Team of the Year. Her tally of runs includes 5 half-centuries. Her best performance with the bat came on 26th February 2023 in an ICC Women’s T20I World Cup final against South Africa when she scored an unbeaten 74 runs at a strike rate of 139.62.

Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa)

Laura Wolvaardt. PC: Getty
Laura Wolvaardt. PC: Getty

The 24-year-old South African skipper was the leading run scorer for her side and the 2nd highest run-scorer in the T20I format last year with 586 runs at an impressive average of 45.07 from 16 innings. Her tally of runs includes 5 half-centuries. Her best performance with the bat came on 4th September 2023 when she scored 72 runs at a strike rate of 133.33 in the 3rd ODI against Pakistan.

Hayley Matthews (West Indies)

Hayley Matthews. PC: Getty
Hayley Matthews. PC: Getty

The West Indies skipper Hayley Matthews had a stellar year with the bat in the format as she was the leading run-scorer with 700 runs at an impressive strike rate of 132.32 and an astonishing average of 63.63 in 14 innings. Her tally of runs includes four half-centuries and a century. She had an exceptional outing in the three-match T20I series against Australia in Australia in October 2023. Her best performance with the bat came on 2nd October 2023 when she scored 132 runs at a humongous strike rate of 206.25 in the 2nd T20I.

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Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up 19 wickets with the ball in 13 innings. Her best performance with the ball came on 8th July 2023 against Ireland when she returned with the match figures (4/14) in her spell.

Nat Sciver-Brunt (England)

Nat Sciver-Brunt. PC: Getty
Nat Sciver-Brunt. PC: Getty

The star England all-rounder was the leading run-scorer for England in the T20I format last year. She scored 364 runs at a strike rate of 135.82 and an impressive average of 45.50 in 10 innings. Her tally of runs includes 3 half-centuries. Her best performance with the bat came on 21st February 2023 when she scored an unbeaten 81 runs at a humongous strike rate of 202.50 against Pakistan in the ICC Women’s T20I World Cup in South Africa. She picked up 5 wickets with the ball in 9 innings.

Amelia Kerr (New Zealand)

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Amelia Kerr. PC: Getty

The star, White Ferns all-rounder was the 2nd highest run-scorer for her side in the format last year. She scored 365 runs with a strike rate of 115.50 and an impressive average of 36.50 in 12 innings. Her tally of runs includes 3 half-centuries. Her best performance with the bat came on 14th October 2023 when she scored an unbeaten 70 at an impressive strike rate of 152.17 in the 4th ODI against South Africa.

Apart from her exploits with the bat, she has also picked up 12 wickets in 11 innings. She was the joint 2nd highest wicket-taker for New Zealand in the T20I format last year.

Ellyse Perry (Australia)

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Ellyse Perry. PC: Getty

The 33-year-old veteran all-rounder from Australia had a sensational year with the bat in the format last year. She scored 319 runs with an impressive strike rate of 151.18 and an impressive average of 45.57 in 10 innings. She was the third-highest run-scorer for Australia in the T20I format in 2023. Her best performance with the bat came on 2nd October 2023 against West Indies when she scored 70 runs at an impressive strike rate of 152.17 in the 2nd T20I.

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Ashleigh Gardner (Australia)

Ashleigh Gardner. PC: Getty
Ashleigh Gardner. PC: Getty

The star all-rounder is the 5th highest run-scorer with the bat in the format for Australia with 234 runs at a strike rate of 121.24 in 13 innings. Apart from her exploits with the bat she also picked up 17 wickets with the ball in 14 innings. Her best performance with the ball came on 11th February 2023 when she returned with match figures (5/12) in her spell against New Zealand in the T20I World Cup last year. She was also the 2nd highest wicket-taker with the ball for Australia in the format.

Deepti Sharma (India)

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Deepti Sharma. PC: Getty

The star Indian all-rounder had a great year with the ball as well as with the bat for India. She also picked up 21 wickets with the ball in 17 innings and was the leading wicket-taker for India in the format last year. Apart from her exploits with the ball, she also scored 106 runs at a strike rate of 102.91 in 11 innings with the bat.

Sophie Ecclestone (England)

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Sophie Ecclestone. PC: Getty

The 24-year-old left-arm spinner is the number 1 ranked bowler in the T20I as well as the ODI Bowling Rankings. She was also the leading wicket-taker for England in the T20I format with 23 wickets to her name at an impressive strike rate of 11.2 and an average of 10.60 in 11 innings. Her best performance with the ball came in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in February 2023. She picked up 11 wickets in 5 innings at a strike rate of 10.9 and an average of 7.54. Her best performance with the ball came on 13th February 2023 against Ireland when she returned with the match figures (3/13) in her spell.

Megan Schutt (Australia)

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Megan-Schutt. PC: Getty

The veteran Australian pacer had a sensational year with the ball as she picked up 21 wickets with the ball in 14 innings. She was the leading wicket-taker with the ball in the format for Australia last year. Her tally of wickets includes 1 four-wicket haul and 1 five-wicket haul. Her best performance with the ball came on 24th January 2023 when she returned with exceptional match figures (5/15) in her spell in the 1st T20I against Pakistan. this made her to make into T20I Team of the Year.

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