• The International Cricket Council, ICC, announced women's ODI and T20I teams of the year 2018, on December 31, 2018.
• While New Zealand’s Suzie Bates was named as captain of the 50-over side, India’s Harmanpreet Kaur was appointed the captain of the T20 team.
• Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav are the two Indians who feature in both the ODI and T20I squads. Other players to find places in both the squads are Australia’s Healy and Bates of New Zealand.
• Harmanpreet Kaur has been rewarded for spearheading Indian team to the semi-final of the ICC Women’s World T20 in the Caribbean in November 2018.
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