India’s current Men and Women combined ODI XI
This team has the ability to beat a full strength international men's team.
Published - May 23, 2019 9:45 am | Updated - Nov 9, 2019 7:56 pm
The Indian Cricket, at the moment, is on a high given the performance of both the men’s and women’s teams at the international stage. The Men’s team are no.1 in Test format, 2nd in the ODIs and fifth in shortest format in the ICC team rankings while the Women’s team is third in the ODI rankings and fifth in the T20I ICC team rankings.
While the Men’s team is preparing for the ICC World Cup 2019, the women’s players recently participated in the Women’s T20 Challenge during the IPL 2019 and garnered huge response. Women’s cricket witnessed a massive resurgence in India when the girls in blue led by Mithali Raj reached the finals of the ICC Women’s World T20 2017 and then the semi-finals of the World T20 2018 as well.
Players like Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj herself, Jhulan Goswami and others have become huge stars in their own right. This is the reason we have decided to form a combined XI from the current Men’s and Women’s players in ODIs.
Here is India’s Current Men & Women combined XI in ODIs:
1. Smriti Mandhana
The 22-year-old left-handed opener, Smriti Mandhana has set the world on fire with her innovative and aggressive batting at the top of the order. Mandhana has been amazing for India and was one of the best attractions in the Women’s World Cup 2017, where she cracked a 90 against host England and a century against West Indies. In 50 ODIs, she has scored 1951 runs at an average of 42.41 with four centuries with the best score of 135 and 19 half-centuries to her name at an impressive strike rate of 83.51.
She has gone from strength to strength, becoming the lynchpin of Indian batting lineup with Mithali, Deepti, and Harmanpreet. She has also become a global star participating in T20 leagues in England and Australia. Truly a wonderful batter to partner perhaps the most devastating Indian opener in men’s game.