Zimbabwe women’s cricket team star Loryn Phiri has been recognised for her sterling run of form for the national team last year after being named in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20I Team of the Year.
The 23 year-old off spinner and middle order batsman was one of the standout players for the Lady Chevrons in 2021.
Phiri played nine T20I matches for Zimbabwe, and claimed a stunning 16 wickets, including best figures of 5/6. Her bowling average stood at a stunning 7.18.
🇿🇼 Bowler Loryn Phiri is part of the ICC T20I Team of the year for 2021.
Phiri played nine T20I matches for Zimbabwe, and claimed 16 wickets, including best figures of 5/6. Her bowling average was 7.18. pic.twitter.com/7j52lXf4V3
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England’s Nat Sciver has been named the captain of the side while Amy Jones will be donning the wicket-keeping gloves.
Opening batter Smriti Mandana is the only Indian player named in the XI, while multiple players from England have been named in the lineup.
Tammy Beaumont’s reliable presence at the top of the order helped England off to steady starts regularly.
She played nine matches and amassed 303 runs at an average of 33.66, including three fifties.
Danni Wyatt, Beaumont’s partner in crime at the top of the order, enjoyed an equally good time in 2021. Wyatt amassed 252 runs in nine matches, at an average of 31.50. While Beaumont was a solid presence at one end, Wyatt took the attack to the bowlers, as her strike rate of 133.33 suggests.
ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year: Smriti Mandhana (India), Tammy Beaumont (England), Danni Wyatt (England), Gaby Lewis (Ireland), Nat Sciver (c) (England), Amy Jones (England), Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa), Marizanne Kapp (South Africa), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Loryn Phiri (Zimbabwe), Shabnim Ismail (South Africa).