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DUBAI POLO GOLD CUP SERIES 2019 – SILVER CUP 2019

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UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF:H.H Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, we are pleased to announce SILVER CUP 2019

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Nine of the world’s best Polo teams and players have confirmed their participation of the Silver Cup 2019.
TEAMS:

Abu Dhabi Polo Team: (Patron) Faris Al Yabhouni

Bin Drai Polo Team: (Patron) Rashid Bin Drai

Dubai Wolves: (Patron) Habtoor Al Habtoor

Desert Palm Polo Team: (Patron) Rashid AlBwardy

Ghantoot Polo Team: (Patron) Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Habtoor Polo Team: (Patron) Mohammed Al Habtoor

Mahra Polo Team: (Patron) Rashid Al Habtoor

UAE Polo Team: (Patron)Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Zedan Polo Team: (Patron) Amr Zedan

Final Day Program:

12:00 pm Gates Open (Shopping Village, Kids Area & Picnic Area)

13:00 pm Hildon Subsidiary Cup

14:20 pm Entertainment Show and Games

14:40 pm Riding School Parade

14:55 pm UAE National Anthem

15:00 pm Silver Cup Final

17:00 pm Trophy Ceremony

General Admission: FREE

Public Parking: FREE

VIP Field Park: AED 150 (inclusive of VAT)

Silver Lounge table booking: AED 1500 minimum spend + VAT

Picnic Baskets:

AED 500 inclusive of VAT (4 pax) non-alcoholic

AED 800 inclusive of VAT (4 pax) including Bubbly

Asado Polo Brunch: call 435 4444 for booking

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INTRIGUING FINISHES ON THE CARDS

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Jaguars take 188-run, first innings lead over Pride; Red Force under pressure against Hurricanes; Volcanoes, Scorpions in titanic battle

All three matches in the West Indies Championship seem headed for intriguing finishes after play on Sunday.

Veteran left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul helped bowl front-runners and four-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars to a 188-run, first-innings lead over the star-studded Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval on the third day of the third round of matches, leaving the visitors to decide overnight if to enforce the follow-on.

Meantime, Rovman Powell, the WINDIES One-day International captain for the Tour of Bangladesh last month, snared two scalps to leave the Windward Islands Volcanoes pursuit of 287 for victory delicately poised against the Jamaica Scorpions in their day/night contest at Sabina Park.

And, first innings century-maker Montcin Hodge fashioned an unbeaten half-century to follow up a four-wicket haul from irrepressible off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall, as Leeward Islands Hurricanes left Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to chase 342 for victory at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

Jaguars (548) vs Pride (360) in Bridgetown, Barbados

Permaul spearheaded the Jaguars’ attack with 4-124 from 35 overs, but Dowrich defied the Jaguars’ attack with the top score of 81 that included 11 fours and two sixes from 113 balls in close to 2 ½ hours at the crease and Carter supported with 68 decorated with nine fours from 127 balls in 3 ¼ hours of batting.

The pair shared 141 for the fifth wicket, as the Pride, resuming on 33 for one, batted the entire day before being dismissed on the stroke of the close, leaving Jaguars’ captain Leon Johnson and management overnight to decide on the follow-on and their bowlers to get a good night’s rest.

Pride consolidated early through a 73-run, second-wicket stand between WINDIES Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite with 43 and their captain Shamarh Brooks with 34 – but they slumped to 123 for four before Dowrich and Carter came to the rescue.

The home team were set back however, when they both fell in the last 20 minutes before tea and it was left to WINDIES Test and ODI captain Jason Holder with 44 and the lower order to keep them afloat.

Scorpions (210 & 189) vs Volcanoes (113) & 176-4 in Kingston, Jamaica

Volcanoes captain and Test batsman Kirk Edwards was not out on 35 and former WINDIES Under-19 batsman Kavem Hodge was not out 15, carrying the fight for the visitors to collect the remaining 110 needed for victory into the final day.

Former WINDIES Under-19 batsman Roland Cato hit eight fours in 54 from 144 balls and veteran left-hander Devon Smith made 44 in a second-wicket stand of 68 that gave the Volcanoes a strong start to the chase.

But they were both swept away, along with WINDIES batsman Sunil Ambris before the close to leave the run chase in a shaky position.

Earlier, a 52-run stand for the seventh wicket between Assad Fudadin and Aldaine Thomas failed to inspire the Scorpions and they were bowled out before the interval.

Fudadin ended with the top score of 48, Thomas made 31 and the remaining batsman offered token resistance only.

Josh Thomas was the most successful Volcanoes bowler with 4-44 from 19 overs.

Hurricanes (425 & 168-6 dec) vs Red Force (252) & 26-0 in Tarouba, Trinidad

Test batsman Kyle Hope was not out on six and former WINDIES Under-19 left-hander Jeremy Solozano was not out on 16, as Red Force made a resolute start to their chase.

But they were put under further pressure following an unbeaten 77 from opener Hodge.

He struck 10 fours from 131 balls in nearly 3 ¼ hours, putting on 43 for the third wicket with Devon Thomas and 39 for the sixth wicket with Cornwall, who made 22, before the Hurricanes declared, leaving themselves about 40 minutes before the close to bowl at the Red Force.

Earlier, Cornwall ended with 4-73 from 37 overs and WINDIES fast bowler Alzarri Joseph finished with 3-80 from 17 overs to help bowl the Hurricanes to a 173-run, first innings lead.

Solozano was the Red Force top-scorer with 80 and a string of small partnerships helped to push the home team to a respectable total.

RESULTS OF MATCHES

 

ROUND 1

Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9

Volcanoes lost to Jaguars by 125 runs – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia

Pride lost to Hurricanes by 34 runs – Three Ws Oval, Barbados

 

ROUND 2

Thursday, December 13 to Sunday, December 16

Pride beat Scorpions by 41 runs – Three Ws Oval

Hurricanes lost to Jaguars by nine wickets – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

Red Force lost to Volcanoes by 76 runs – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

(All matches start at 10 am daily, except where indicated)

ROUND 1

Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17

Red Force vs Scorpions – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad

ROUND 3

Friday, January 4 to Monday, January 7

Scorpions vs Volcanoes – Sabina Park, Jamaica (2 pm start daily)

Red Force vs Hurricanes – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Pride vs Jaguars – Kensington Oval, Barbados

ROUND 4

Thursday, January 10 to Sunday, January 13

Scorpions vs Red Force – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Volcanoes – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (9:30 am start daily)

Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17

Hurricanes vs Pride – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground

ROUND 5

Thursday, January 17 to Sunday, January 20

Jaguars vs Hurricanes – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am start daily)

Red Force vs Pride – Brian Lara Cricket Academy (2 pm start daily)

Volcanoes vs Scorpions – National Cricket Stadium, Grenada

ROUND 6

Thursday, January 31 to Sunday, February 3

Hurricanes vs Scorpions – Warner Park, St. Kitts (2 pm start daily)

Red Force vs Jaguars – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

Pride vs Volcanoes – Kensington Oval

ROUND 7

Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 10

Jaguars vs Scorpions – Guyana National Stadium

Pride vs Red Force – Kensington Oval

Volcanoes vs Hurricanes – Windsor Park, Dominica

ROUND 8

Thursday, February 21 to Sunday, February 24

Hurricanes vs Red Force – Warner Park

Scorpions vs Jaguars – Sabina Park

Volcanoes vs Pride – Arnos Vale Sports Complex, St. Vincent

ROUND 9

Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3

Scorpions vs Hurricanes – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Pride – Guyana National Stadium

Volcanoes vs Red Force – Arnos Vale Sports Complex

ROUND 10

Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10

Scorpions vs Pride – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Red Force – Guyana National Stadium (2 pm start daily)

Hurricanes vs Volcanoes – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground

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Fourth Domain Test – Day Five Entry by Gold Coin Donation

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Entry to Day Five of the fourth Domain Test match between Australia and India will be by gold coin donation to the McGrath Foundation.

The McGrath Foundation is the official charity partner of the Domain Pink Test at the SCG and Cricket Cares, Cricket Australia’s community action program.

SCG Trust members will be able to enter from 8:00am at Gate A, and General Public from 9:30am at Gate E on Monday January 7, with play to commence at 10:00am.

The McGrath Foundation raise funds to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast health understanding.

The 2019 Domain Pink Test fundraising tally is now more than $1 million as the McGrath Foundation continues to address the shortfall of 122 Breast Care Nurses needed around Australia.

The SCG Trust will also donate $1 to the McGrath Foundation for every patron who attends Day Five.

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New Year, New Winner

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19 Players took part in the New Years Day sweep and what a great day it turned out to be even if there were a few sore heads. With the golf course set up in fantastic condition and the fantastic weather we were set up for a treat. Cavan Bickel got off to a flying start and made it even better when he birdied the 6th. He also went on to make a 2 at the 11th knocking it to a foot and went on to score a great round of 38 points and claimed 3rd spot. Sharon Darbyshire also got off to a brilliant start having two 4 pointers in the first 5 holes! She then went on to be very consistent and scored 39 points and claimed 2nd place. But the round of the day came from Amir Mian who scored an amazing 41 points and claimed his first ever victory. Amir got off to a slow start but managed to recover from the 4th onwards and didn’t make anything worse than a net par for the rest of his round. He said that he felt really in control of his game making pars at 12, 13 and 14! He was pleased to be able to buy everyone a drink after the game and enjoy his victory.

In the 2s competition Bob Messham and Cavan Bickel made 2s at the par 3 11th and both received 95 Dirhams each.

Tournament Winners: 1st Place Amir Mian (41), 2nd Place Sharon Darbyshire (39), 3rd Place Cavan Bickel (38)

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Field of Flavours returns to Sydney and Melbourne for Gillette ODIs

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Cricket fans at the upcoming Gillette One Day International matches in Sydney (Saturday 12 January 2019) and Melbourne (Friday 18 January 2019) will be treated to some of the best food their city has to offer at Cricket Australia’s ‘Field of Flavours’ food market.

‘Field of Flavours’, which is making a return for matches this season having been a hit amongst fans at international fixtures over the past two years, is inspired by popular late-night food markets around the world and seeks to provide patrons with a mix of culture, culinary delights, and cricket.

Open to the public and with outstanding offerings from local restaurants and food trucks, live music and cultural performances, plenty of shade and comfortable seating, and a big screen showing all the cricket action, ‘Field of Flavours’ enhances the experience for those at the cricket and gives the broader public a chance to be a part of the cricket-focused fun.

The Sydney ‘Field of Flavours’, located outside Gate E of the SCG in Centennial Park, will feature food from Black Bear BBQ, Zahara Grill, Porteno, Agape Organic, and Chatkazz. As well as delicious cuisine, Sydneysiders at ‘Field of Flavours’ will be able to enjoy musical performances from local acts including the Gemma Lyon Trio and Stereo Spin as well as some world-class cultural performances.

In Melbourne, ‘Field of Flavours’ will be situated in Yarra Park outside the MCG, with Biggie Smalls, La Revolucion, Autorickshaw, Sliders on Tyres, and 400 Gradi providing patrons with plenty of food options. In addition, there will be cultural performances and musical entertainment from acts such as the Oberon Lane Trio and Natasha Pinto Trio.

Commenting on the Field of Flavours offering, Cricket Australia Executive General Manager, Fan Experience, Anthony Everard said:

“We are excited to be bringing Field of Flavours back again this season in Sydney and Melbourne and giving our fans more options about how they make their day at the cricket an unforgettable one.

“With fantastic food offerings, live performances, and plenty of spaces to sit and enjoy the food and take in the cricket action on the big screen, we are sure Field of Flavours will be a hit with both Australian and Indian fans at these matches.”

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DIRECT QUALIFIERS FOR ICC MEN’S T20 WORLD CUP 2020 CONFIRMED

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  • Former champions Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to feature in group stage of 16-team tournament

The International Cricket Council today confirmed the sides that have qualified directly for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 to be held in Australia, based on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings as on 31 December 2018.

As per the qualification criteria set for the tournament, Australia and the other nine top ranked sides have ensured direct qualification. The top eight make it straight to the Super 12s stage while the remaining two will play in the group stage along with six other teams who will make it through from the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in 2019. Four teams from the group stage will advance to the Super 12s.

Of the top 10 sides on the rankings table, top-ranked Pakistan, India, England, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, the Windies and Afghanistan will start their campaign directly in in the Super 12s. Former champions and three-time finalists Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have to contend with the other six qualifiers in the group stage of the tournament, which will be held from 18 October to 15 November 2020.

Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga was disappointed at the 2014 champions not making it to the Super 12s but was confident of the team doing well in the tournament while Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan indicated that recent performances had given them belief and they would prepare well for the challenge.

Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga: “It is a bit disappointing that we have not been able to ensure a direct Super 12s berth but I’m confident that we will do well in the tournament.

“Having played three finals and winning once, it is natural that everyone expected us to finish in the top-eight but we have to take the opportunity in the extra matches of the group stage and prepare well for the knock-out matches.

“We have some fine players in the ranks and it is only a matter of doing our best when the time comes. We look forward to challenges coming our way as we prepare for the big event.”

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan: “We have not secured a direct Super 12s berth but I’m confident that we will do well in the tournament by going through the group stage.

“We are a side capable of beating the best on our day and I see no reason why we can’t go far in the tournament. There is still some time and we will use it to be at our best for the T20 World Cup.

“We won a T20 series against the West Indies, the world champions, in their backward not so long ago. That performance has given us a lot of belief in our Twenty20 capabilities.”

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Javeria Khan and Sana Mir dominated Pakistan women’s cricket headlines in 2018

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  • Javeria was named in the Team of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018; Sana achieved No.1 bowling ranking and also became the first Pakistan women’s cricketer to be selected in the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year
  • Away ODI and T20I series wins against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were the highlights for the national side, which has qualified directly for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

The Pakistan women’s cricket team enjoyed some real highs, albeit with some lows, in what was an action-packed 2018.

The team featured in the Asia Cup, ICC Women’s Championship and the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 (which has been renamed as the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup). In the Asia Cup, Pakistan finished third after losing the semi-final to eventual champions Bangladesh, won and lost their ODI series to Sri Lanka and Australia in the Championship, and qualified directly for the ICC Women’s World T20 2018, though failing to progress to the semi-finals of one of the toughest and most gruelling events in the women’s international calendar.

In addition to the above, Pakistan also toured Bangladesh for four T20Is and an ODI, which were played at Cox’s Bazar. They won the T20I series 3-0 but lost the one-off ODI.

Pakistan’s tour to Sri Lanka for the ICC Women’s Championship also comprised three T20Is, which they won by a 2-1 margin.

In the series against Sri Lanka, Javeria Khan averaged an incredible 79.64 in the ODIs. She also notched up her second career century while scoring an unbeaten 113 (142b, 15×4) in the opening match of the series in Dambulla.

Seasoned campaigner Sana Mir took 10 wickets in the series, giving away a mere eight runs per wicket in the series.

Prior to the Caribbean disappointment, Pakistan had travelled to Kuala Lumpur for a three-ODI series that was part of the ICC Women’s Championship and three T20Is against world’s highest-ranked ODI and T20I side, Australia. Australia won all the six matches.

The highlight of the series for Pakistan was the performance of Sana Mir, who took three for 26, one for 37 and three for 53 to finish with seven wickets in the series. This performance was reflected in the ICC women’s ODI rankings, when Sana jumped three places to become the first Pakistani to top the bowling rankings.

There was disappointment at the ICC Women’s World T20, but there were also a couple of positives and great stories. Firstly, Javeria Khan, who had scored 136 runs, was name in the ICC Team of the Tournament, while Sana’s delivery to Ireland’s Laura Delany was voted as the Play of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018.

Sana Mir, who is regarded as an icon of women’s cricket in Pakistan, expressed her gratitude at the end of an incredibly rewarding year.

“It has been quite an eventful year for sure; I started the year with a knee injury and underwent my rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. The stay there helped me regain my fitness. The doctors, physiotherapists and trainers at the academy worked really hard on me and I want to thank them for their effort.

“Becoming number one has been an exciting journey. I have worked very hard in 12 years of international cricket to stay in the top 20 and considering the fitness struggles at the start of the year, the achievement is a huge privilege and honour.

“I feel very humbled that God gave me the opportunity to earn a name for myself and most importantly my country.”

Pakistan women’s coach Mark Coles felt that the team was heading in the right direction and should make further progress in 2019.

“We started the year with a real high against Sri Lanka but finishing third in the Asia Cup was unsatisfactory. However, a 3-0 T20 series win against Asia Cup champions Bangladesh in October was very satisfying. The team lost both the ODI and T20 series against top-rankers Australia in November but played competitive cricket.

“In the ICC Women’s World T20 2018, we were in the group of death with Australia, New Zealand, India and Ireland. We had a very close match against India and a win against Ireland meant we qualified directly for the 2020 event, which will take place in Australia.”

Coles feels that the core of the team has gained invaluable experience in 2018, which augurs well for the challenges ahead.

“To see Sana Mir as the top-ranked bowler in the world and to have Nida Dar and Anum Amin making rapid strides has been very heartening. The staff and the players have been wonderful ambassadors for Pakistan. The PCB Women’s Wing has some exciting plans for growing the game in the country and that should hold us in good stead in the coming days.”

According to the year in numbers, Javeria Khan was the most outstanding batter in both ODIs and T20Is. She scored 227 runs in seven ODIs, while her contribution in 18 T20Is was 454 runs.

Nahida Khan scored 208 runs in six ODIs and 273 runs in 17 T20Is, while Bismah Maroof was the other leading batter in the shortest format with 323 runs in 14 T20Is.

Amongst the bowlers, Sana Mir took a total of 33 wickets – 19 in ODIs and 14 in T20Is, while Nashra Sandhu bagged six ODI wickets and 15 T20I wickets. Nida Dar was, however, Pakistan’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is with 22 wickets in 18 matches.

 

 

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Vale Bill Watson

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Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW have paid tribute to former Australian and New South Wales cricketer Bill Watson, who has passed away aged 87.

The right-handed batsman made his Test debut against England at his home ground, the Sydney Cricket Ground, in February 1955.

During that match, Watson played alongside some of the all-time greats of Australian and NSW cricket including Richie Benaud, Neil Harvey, Alan Davidson and Ray Lindwall.

Watson played four Tests for Australia in 1955 and, during a First Class career that spanned eight seasons between 1953-54 and 1960-61, he made 1,958 runs including six centuries and five fifties.

He made five of his six First Class centuries for NSW. Twenty-nine of his 41 First Class matches were played for his state. His highest First Class score was 206 playing for NSW against Western Australia in Perth during December 1956.

From 1949 to 1972, he played 22 seasons in the Sydney First Grade – now Premier Cricket – competition with Waverley and, then St George, where he spent the majority of his career. He played 18 seasons with the Saints and became a legendary figure of the club.

In 258 First Grade matches, Watson scored 10,757 runs at an average of 43.20 including 16 centuries and 70 half-centuries.

Watson made his maiden First Class century, in just his second match against the touring English team of 1954-55.

He posted 155 during the first innings of a tour match at the SCG in November 1954.

Cricket Australia CEO, Kevin Roberts, said:

“Our thoughts are with Bill’s family at this time, and all the friends he made throughout his time in cricket,” Mr Roberts said.

“Bill made his Test debut in the 1954-55 Ashes Series, before playing in three matches in the team’s series victory against the West Indies in the Caribbean in 1955.

“He also made a valuable contribution to NSW cricket and was regarded as a legend of the St George club. We pay our respects to Bill and we are grateful for his deep involvement in all levels of the game.  He will be sadly missed.”

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Stars WBBL penalised for slow over rate

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The Melbourne Stars WBBL squad has been penalised for a slow over rate in their Rebel Women’s Big Bash League match against the Melbourne Renegades at Marvel Stadium on Saturday 29 December 2018.

The Stars were found to be 10 minutes behind the scheduled time to complete their 20 overs, after allowances, equating to two overs short.

In accordance with the WBBL Playing Conditions, each member of the playing XI was offered a $250 fine.

The Stars accepted this without appeal and their penalty was reduced to $125 per player, while Stars captain Kristen Beams receives one strike.

Two more strikes for Beams for slow over rates would see her miss one match.

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ICC ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S ODI AND T20I TEAMS OF THE YEAR

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  • Suzie Bates and Harmanpreet Kaur named ODI and T20I captains, respectively
  • Bangladesh’s Rumana Ahmed and Sana Mir of Pakistan also named in the squads
  • Bates, Healy, Mandhana and Yadav feature in both the ODI and T20I squads

The International Cricket Council today announced the women’s ODI and T20I teams of the year with New Zealand’s Suzie Bates named as captain of the 50-over side and Harmanpreet Kaur of India appointed captain of the 20-over side.

The two sides have been selected by the same voting academy*, which comprised members of the media and broadcasters who also voted for the annual women’s individual awards to be announced later today, and took into consideration player performances in the 2018 calendar year.

Bates’s appointment as the ODI captain is a recognition of her contribution in inspiring her side to second position in the ICC Women’s Championship after three rounds. In the seven ODIs this calendar year, Bates has scored 438 runs with two centuries and a half-century. Bates is presently ranked seventh in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Players Rankings for ODI Batters.

Kaur has been rewarded for spearheading her side to the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in the Caribbean in November. In that tournament, Kaur scored 183 runs at a strike-rate of 160.5, while in the 25 matches in the calendar year, she accumulated 663 runs at a strike-rate of 126.2. Kaur is ranked third in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Player Rankings for T20I Batters.

Reacting to the news, Bates said: “Thank you very much to everyone who voted for the ICC team of the year. To be named captain is just an absolute honour. Obviously, I have been playing for a long time and stepped down from captaincy, but to be named captain of a World XI is pretty special and something I will always remember.

“It would be nice one day if we got together to play as a group and to captain some of the superstars, but once again such a huge honour and congratulations to all the award winners for this year.”

Kaur was delighted to be appointed T20 captain, when she said: “To be honest, it was really surprising for me. The last two years we did not get enough T20I matches to play and it was really tough for me to build that confidence in the team and show that self-belief that we can do well in T20Is. Credit goes to all team members, the way they worked hard and show that self-belief.

“This award means a lot to me to build my confidence, BCCI is showing confidence on me – that I can do well in the format and I am looking forward to do well in the future.”

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).

For Sana Mir, this is a second ICC recognition in as many months after her delivery to Ireland’s Laura Delany in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 was voted as the Play of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018. Sana has been selected in the ICC squad following her 19 wickets in seven matches and is top-ranked in the ODI bowling table.

The T20I side boasts players from five countries, including four players from the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 champions Australia (Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner and Megan Schutt), three players from losing finalists India (Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Poonam Yadav), two players from New Zealand (Suzie Bates and Leigh Kasperek) and one player each from Bangladesh (Rumana Ahmed) and England (Natalie Sciver).

Rumana is the first Bangladesh player to have been selected in the ICC squad. The right-arm leg-spinner has been the second most successful T20I bowler in the 2018 calendar year with 30 wickets in 24 matches, including four wickets in four matches in the ICC Women’s World T20 2018.

Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav are the two India girls who feature in both the ODI and T20I squads. Other players to find places in both the squads are Australia’s Alyssa Healy and Suzie Bates of New Zealand.

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)

ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year (in batting order):

  1. Smriti Mandhana (India)
  2. Alyssa Healy (Australia) (wicketkeeper)
  3. Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
  4. Harmanpreet Kaur (India) (captain)
  5. Natalie Sciver (England)
  6. Ellyse Perry (Australia)
  7. Ashleigh Gardner (Australia)
  8. Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand)
  9. Megan Schutt (Australia)
  10. Rumana Ahmed (Bangladesh)
  11. Poonam Yadav (India)

*The voting academy was: Melinda Farrell, Melanie Jones, Lisa Sthalekar (all Australia), Charlotte Edwards, Kalika Mehta (both England), Anjum Chopra, Snehal Pradhan (both India), Lesley Murdoch (New Zealand), Urooj Mumtaz (Pakistan), Natalie Germanos (South Africa), Alan Wilkins (Wales) Ian Bishop (West Indies).

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