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Suzie Bates and Harmanpreet Kaur named captains of ICC women's ODI and T20I teams of 2018

Bates is ODI captain, while Kaur is T20I captain of the teams which were chosen by a voting panel which included the likes of former England cricketer Charlotte Edwards, broadcaster Melanie Jones and former West Indian fast bowler Ian Bishop

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The ICC have announced their women's ODI and T20I teams of the year for 2018, with New Zealand's Suzie Bates chosen as captain of the former, and India's Harmanpreet Kaur captaining the latter.

The teams were chosen by a voting panel which included the likes of former England cricketer Charlotte Edwards, broadcaster Melanie Jones and former West Indian fast bowler Ian Bishop, among others.

The ODI squad featured players from seven different countries, while the T20I squad had players from five. Bates, along with India's Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav, and Australia's Alyssa Healy were the only four players to feature in both teams.

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Suzie Bates was named as captain of the ODI Team of 2018

Bates, who enjoyed a strong year for New Zealand scoring 438 runs with two centuries and one half-century, 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."

Despite being instrumental in getting India to the semi-final of the ICC Women's World T20 in November, Kaur was surprised at being chosen, saying: "To be honest, it was really surprising for me.

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Harmanpreet Kaur's big hitting saw her chosen as captain of the T20I Team of the Year

"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."

The teams in full:

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)

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