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Star Women's Best Eleven

1. Suzie Bates (NZ): The New Zealand skipper has scored the highest 228 runs in the tournament at an average of 57 with a highest score of 94 not out against Pakistan. She has also taken five wickets with her medium pacers.
2. Charlotte Edwards (Eng, captain): The 34-year-old England skipper is the most prolific batswoman in women's cricket and her 187 runs in five innings has played a key role in taking England to the final.
3. Meg Lanning (Aus): The number one batsman in this format, Lanning is blessed with an array of strokes. She has the second highest runs in the tournament (213) at a strike rate of 163. She has also hit the most sixes and fours in the tournament.
4. Mithali Raj (Ind): The India skipper has scored the bulk of runs (208) for India at an average of 52. Coming in at no. 4, she is the ideal person to accumulate runs at a strike rate just below 100.
5. Deandra Dottin (WI): The most explosive batsman in women's cricket, Dottin can be dangerous with her medium pacers, as was evident in her four-wicket haul against England in the group match.
6. Alyssa Healy (Aus, wicketkeeper): The ideal choice behind the stumps, Healy has played a couple of crucial knocks with the bat for Australia. She can open the innings as well as play destructive knocks coming down the order.
7. Ellyse Perry (Aus): The Australia all-rounder bats in the middle order and often changes the course of the game with her aggressive batting. Her unbeaten 41 off just 29 balls against South Africa made sure the Southern Stars cruise to victory. She is also deadly with her gun-barrel straight pace bowling, which earned her six wickets in the tournament.

8. Salma Khatun (Ban): The Bangladesh skipper has been phenomenal with the ball. Bowling mostly in the Powerplay overs, she took eight wickets at a meagre economy of 3.58, which is the second best in the tournament. Batting at number 3, she showed aggressive intent, with four boundaries in an over against Sri Lanka spinner Maduri Samuddika being the best over for Bangladesh.
9. Natalie Sciver (Eng): The England seamer has taken eight wickets, with the best of 3 for 10 against Bangladesh. She is more than handy with the bat as well.
10. Poonam Yadav (Ind): The Indian leg-break bowler, who often bowls a googly, had been the star for her side with the ball, taking eight wickets at an economy of 4.83.
11. Anya Shrubsole (Eng): The 22-year-old England seamer has been the star with the ball in this tournament. With her vicious swing, she troubled all the teams and has taken highest 12 wickets at an economy of 3.45.

Published: 12:00 am Sunday, April 06, 2014

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