While the Tigresses did not play well in the recently concluded ICC Women's World T20 , failing to register even a single win in the tournament, 25-year old pacer Jahanara Alam’s efforts were recognised following her impressive showing with the ball as she was included in the ICC Women's World T20 2018 dream team, selected by a five-member panel of experts.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced World T20 team on its website on Sunday (Nov 25) based on performances during the 16-day World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies this month.
Bangladesh's Jahanara Alam came at the 12th position, along with along with three players each from England and India, two from Australia, and one each from Pakistan, New Zealand and the Windies for the XI.
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur, one of two captains to make the squad along with Pakistan's Javeria Khan, has been named to lead the team, with Player of the Tournament Alyssa Healy of Australia, India's left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana and England's Amy Jones, who was also the designated wicket-keeper, chosen to bat ahead of her.
All-rounders Deandra Dottin of the Windies and Ellyse Perry of Australia, and England fast bowler Anya Shrubsole are the seam bowlers in the squad with off-spinner Leigh Kasperek of New Zealand, leg-spinner Poonam Yadav of India and left-arm spinner Kirstie Gordon of England the spinners.
ICC Women's World T20 2018 Team of the Tournament (in batting order)
Alyssa Healy (Australia) - 225 runs
Smriti Mandhana (India) - 178 runs
Amy Jones (England, wicket-keeper) - 107 runs, 5 dismissals
Harmanpreet Kaur (India, captain) - 183 runs
Deandra Dottin (Windies) - 121 runs, 10 wickets
Javeria Khan (Pakistan) - 136 runs
Ellyse Perry (Australia) - 60 runs, 9 wickets
Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand) - 8 wickets
Anya Shrubsole (England) - 7 wickets
Kirstie Gordon (England) - 8 wickets
Poonam Yadav (India) - 8 wickets
12th: Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh) - 6 wickets