Mithali Raj in ICC's womens world cup team 2009

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 11:24 [IST]
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Mithali in ICC's World Cup eves team

Dubai: Indian batswoman Mithali Raj has found a place in the ICC"s Team of the Tournament of the ICC Women"s World Cup 2009 which was staged in Australia from 7 to 22 March.

Indian wrist spinner Priyanka Roy and fast bowler Amita Sharma are also in the squad.

The team was selected by a specially assembled panel of experts, headed by former Australia captain Belinda Clark, which had also picked the player of the tournament.

Not surprisingly, players from the winning side make up most of the team but in total four of the eight competing teams are represented.

The side includes five specialist batters – Suzie Bates, Shelley Nitschke, Claire Taylor, Mithali Raj and Charlotte Edwards – an all-rounder in Kate Pulford while Sarah Taylor has been picked as wicketkeeper/batter. The four bowlers include wrist spinner Priyanka Roy and off-spinner Laura Marsh and fast bowlers Katherine Brunt and Amita Sharma.

England captain Charlotte Edwards has been appointed captain of the side. The players who made the team will be presented with commemorative caps to mark their selection.

The team is as follows:

Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
Shelley Nitschke (Australia)
Claire Taylor (England)
Mithali Raj (India)
Charlotte Edwards (England, captain)
Kate Pulford (New Zealand)
Sarah Taylor (England, wicket-keeper)
Amita Sharma (India)
Katherine Brunt (England)
Priyanka Roy (India)
Laura Marsh (England)
12th woman: Sophie Devine (New Zealand)


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