After a year that included a World Cup and Commonwealth Games, here are our picks for the best women’s all-format XI
It’s been another big year for women’s cricket (is there ever a quiet one, these days?) It began with an Ashes series and a 50-over World Cup in New Zealand, but the highlight was surely a maiden appearance at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Only two Tests were played, though, so this team is an all-format XI – with a slight bias towards Test performances. That perhaps reflects The Spin’s Christmas wish to see more multi-day cricket for women in 2023, please!