ICC Women’s T20I team of the year 2022 : 4 Indian players made it to the list

Smriti Mandhana

The ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year honours the 11 great players that have dazzled everyone in 2022, whether it be with their bat, ball, or all-around prowess. Though the team of those 11 players has been revealed by ICC.

Have a look at the 11 outstanding players who stood outstanding in 2022’s women’s T20Is:-

1. Smriti Mandhana (India) :-

Smriti Mandhana, the top batswoman for India, had a fantastic year, scoring 594 runs at a strike rate of 133.48 and an average of 35.00. In 21 innings during the year, she scored five half-centuries, including one against Sri Lanka in the Women’s Asia Cup final in October. In a run chase of 66, Mandhana scored an undefeated 51 off just 25 balls, accounting for more than 70% of the team’s runs. Additionally, she scored two half-centuries at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, assisting India in victories over Pakistan and England, respectively. In women’s T20Is, she finished as the year’s fourth-highest run scorer.

2. Beth Mooney (Australia)

Mooney only participated in 14 T20Is in 2022, but she was at the top of her game, averaging 56.12 and striking out at a rate of 134.43. Mooney extended her momentum into the India series, striking two half-centuries at the start of the bilaterals in sub-continental conditions. Mooney was the top scorer for the Australians against India in the Commonwealth Games final in Birmingham, where her team won the Gold. Mooney had 61 off 41 balls.

3. Sophie Devine (c) (New Zealand) : At the Commonwealth Games, the New Zealand batsman scored half century against two of the top teams, Australia and England. Having also taken six wickets with the ball, she concluded the competition as the second-highest run scorer in the tournament, trailing only Mooney. Devine, who finished the year with the joint-second-most wickets and the most runs, was once again a cornerstone for New Zealand.

4. Ash Gardner (Australia) : Gardner joins this team with a stellar strike-rate of 152.11 in the 216 runs she made over the year. It is among the top years ever for a hitter in a women’s game, averaging 72 while doing so.

5. Tahila McGrath (Australia) : Tahila is an all rounder by nature and an outstanding one. She has a batting average of more than 60 this year which demonstrates that Tahlia McGrath is an obvious choice for the team of the year. She has scored 435 runs for the year in t20I and took 13 wickets.

6. Nida Dar (Pakistan) : Nida Dar, a senior off-spinner for Pakistan, had one of her greatest bowling years in 2022, taking 15 wickets in T20Is at an average of 18.33 and an economy rate of 5.50. Dar only failed to pick up a wicket in three of her 14 T20I matches while consistently contributing when she took the pitch. The all-rounder was at her best when Pakistan recorded a rare victory over India in the Women’s Asia Cup when she struck 56* off 37 balls with the bat and took 2/23 with the ball to clinch Player of the Match honours.

7. Deepti Sharma (India) : 

The off-spinner finished the year with 29 wickets, which was the joint-third-most of any bowler in women’s T20Is. Deepti performed her batting duties rather well while also averaging 18.55 with the ball and bowling at an economy rate of just over six. She batted in 370 T20I runs during the season, averaging 37 and striking out at a rate of 136.02, which is significantly higher than her career strike rate of 106.39 in the format. She was named Player of the Tournament after taking 13 wickets in Bangladesh at the Women’s Asia Cup.

8. Richa Ghosh (India) : Young Richa Ghosh stood out for India in the format with a strike rate of above 150 for the year. The wicketkeeper-batter played in 18 games, scoring 259 runs, hitting 13 sixes, and displaying amazing talent at the bottom of the order. Her best performance was against Australia at Brabourne, where she hit an unbeaten 40 in just 19 balls to help India to a respectable total.

9. Sophie Ecclestone (England) : The No. 1 ranked T20I spinner in the women’s game had another outstanding season in the format, taking 19 wickets in 17 T20Is. Ecclestone earned the Player of the Match award twice in the course of the year, once in the Derby match against South Africa when she scored 33* off just 12 balls with the bat before taking two wickets, and once in the Bristol match against India when her 3/25 dismantled India’s lower middle order.

10. Inoka Ranaweera (Sri Lanka) : Inoka Ranaweera, a left-arm orthodox spinner for Sri Lanka, had a fantastic year with the ball. She finished the year with 27 wickets in 19 T20Is, averaged 13.85 with the ball, and gave up runs at a 5.75 economy rate.

11. Renuka Singh (India) : Renuka was a notable bowler for her squad with 22 T20I wickets at an average of 23.95 and an economy rate of 6.50. Renuka received a lot of attention this year as one of the contenders for the prestigious ICC Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year award.