On 17th December 2019 (Tuesday), the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the year and ICC Women’s T20I Team of the year for 2019.
December – last month of the year and the month to award the best performers throughout the year.
Smriti Mandhana earned a Spot in ODI & T20I Squads
Because of her brilliant performance in 2018, she received the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award during the year 2018. She misses it this year as the other players performed well than her.
Smriti Mandhana has played 51 ODIs with 2025 runs and 66 T20Is with 1451 runs respectively. In the ODI team of the year 2019 along with her, Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, and Poonam Yadav have also found the spots.
In the T20I team of the year 2019 along with her, Deepti Sharma and Radha Yadav found the spots.
Women’s Cricketer of the Year & Women’s ODI Player of the Year
Ellyse Perry from Australia has been named as the Women’s Cricketer of the Year and Women’s ODI Player of the Year. She will take home the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award which was bagged by Smriti Mandhana last year(2018).
It was an amazing year for Ellyse Perry across the formats as she scored three hundred in tests including one in Ashes. She played 12 ODI’s this year and stands with an average of 73.50 along with that she has also taken 21 wickets including 7/22.
Also, Perry is the First Player to complete 1000 runs and 100 wickets in T20I Cricket.
Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2019
2019 is the year of records for the Australian Wicket Keeper and Opener, Alyssa Healy.
She was named as the T20I Cricketer of the year for the second year running.
She entered into the record books in October by scoring a brilliant knock of 148 runs not out in just 61 balls against Sri Lanka.
It is the highest score by a woman in T20Is and in which she reacher her 50 in 25 balls and 100 in just 46 deliveries. It is the fastest century ever by an Australian Man or Woman.
Women’s Emerging Player of the Year 2019
Chanida Sutthiruang of Thailand was named as the ICC Women’s Emerging Player of the Year.
She is the only Women’s Cricketer from Thailand to get named in the ICC Women’s Award for the year 2019.