Mithali named captain of ICC Women’s World Cup team

24 July, London

India skipper Mithali Raj was Monday chosen as the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team by the International Cricket Council.

The 34-year-old Indian was selected as captain after she led India to the final of the just-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup.

India lost to England by nine runs in one of the most thrilling finals at the Lord’s.

Mithali led by example, scoring 409 runs during the 30- day tournament. The side includes four players from England — player of the tournament Tamsin Beaumont, player of the final Anya Shrubsole, wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor and left-arm spinner Alex Hartley –, three from South Africa that included opener Laura Wolvaardt and bowlers Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk, and Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry.

England’s Natalie Sciver, who scored 369 runs and took seven wickets, was chosen as the 12th player.

Mithali, Taylor and Shrubsole have been picked in the Team of the Tournament for the second time in their careers.

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