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Sana Mir only Pakistani to be picked in ICC women’s ODI team of 2018

DUBAI – Former captain of Pakistan women cricket team Sana Mir has been named in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year.

Mir was selected as part of the coveted ICC squad following her 19 wickets in seven matches and rise to the top of ICC ODI bowling rankings in October.

This is the 32-year-old’s second ICC recognition after her delivery to Ireland’s Laura Delany in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 was voted as the Play of the tournament in December.

The all-rounder said she was honoured and humbled to be named as part of the team.

“Honoured and humbled to be named in the cross-format team of the year 2018. 

A 13-strong panel of writers picked their cross-format women’s team of the year based on performances between October 22, 2017 and November 24, 2018,” she wrote on social media. 

The 11-member women’s ODI side comprises players from seven countries, including two each from England (Tammy Beaumont and Sophie Ecclestone), India (Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav), New Zealand (Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine) and South Africa (Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp), and one player each from Australia (Alyssa Healy), Pakistan (Sana Mir) and Deandra Dottin (the Windies).

ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year (in batting order):

1. Smriti Mandhana (India)

2. Tammy Beaumont (England)

3. Suzie Bates (New Zealand) (captain)

4. Dane van Niekerk (South Africa)

5. Sophie Devine (New Zealand)

6. Alyssa Healy (Australia) (wicketkeeper)

7. Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)

8. Deandra Dottin (Windies)

9. Sana Mir (Pakistan)

10. Sophie Ecclestone (England)

11. Poonam Yadav (India). (01)