India’s Smriti Mandhana wins Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year. She was also named as the ICC Women’s ODI Player of the year. Smriti scored 669 ODI runs from 12 matches and 622 runs from 25 T20Is.
“The awards are pretty special because as a player when you score runs, you want the team to win, and then when you get acknowledged for your performances through these awards, it motivates you to work harder and do well for your team.” Mandhana reacted.
“The century I scored in South Africa (in Kimberley) was quite satisfying and then I had good home series against Australia and England. A lot of people used to say I do not score that much in India, so I had a point to prove to myself. That was something which really made me better as a player. And then, of course, the first four matches of the ICC Women’s World T20 were quite memorable.” She added.