The England Women's squad has been awarded the Cricket World® Player Of The Week award following their World Cup success in Australia.
By beating New Zealand by four wickets in the final, they secured World Cup glory for the third time, having also triumphed in 1993 and 1973 although both those successes came at home.
With four players named in the ICC team of the tournament and two players in the Cricket World® MVP Ratings Top Ten for ODI cricket, it was too difficult for the Cricket World® Editorial team to single out one player, instead deciding that the team deserved the award.
Nicky Shaw picked up four wickets and was at the crease when the winning runs were scored and she joined the likes of Jesse Ryder, Sachin Tendulkar and Paul Collingwood in being potential winners of the award before the team received the weekly award.
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