Bates, Harmanpreet named ODI and T20I captains of 2018
Dubai, Dec 31 (CRICKETNMORE): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the womens ODI and Twenty20 International teams of the year with New Zealands Suzie Bates named as captain of the 50-over side and Harmanpreet Kaur of India appointed captain of the shortest format.
Bates' 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, according to an ICC's statement.
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.
Harmanpreet has been rewarded for spearheading her side to the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World T20 2018 in the Caribbean in November.