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ICC World Twenty20: Squad list and groups

A total of 16 teams, including all the 10 Test playing nations and another six qualified Associate Members will compete in the tournament.

ICC World Twenty20: Squad list and groups

New Delhi: On Wednesday, England, Pakistan and South Africa also announced their respective squads for next months ICC World Twenty20. Teams have opted to bring in a host of unheralded players for the March-April competition to be held in India.

A total of 16 teams, including all the 10 Test playing nations and another six qualified Associate Members will compete in the tournament.

Two top teams from each group in Super 10 will qualify for the semi-finals. In the Group 1, defending champions Sri Lanka will have the company of South Africa, the West Indies, England and Group B Winner.

In the Group B, hosts India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Australia and Group A Winner will fight it out for the two available spots.

The tournament proper will start once the preliminary group round matches are over, which will decide which of teams advance to the Super 10.

The top eight teams in the ICC rankings automatically progress to the Super 10 stage.

Bangladesh, the Netherlands, Ireland and Oman are in Group A; while Scotland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Hong Kong are in the Group B.

The final will be played on April 3 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Following are the updated squad-list:


AFGHANISTAN: Asghar Stanikzai (capt), Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Hamid Hassan.


AUSTRALIA: Squad: Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith (capt), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, John Hastings, Peter Nevill (wk), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Aaron Finch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye.


BANGLADESH: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Abu Haider, Nurul Hasan.


ENGLAND: Jason Roy, James Vince, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Steven Finn, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Liam Dawson.


HONG KONG: Tanwir Afzal (capt), Mark Chapman (vice-capt), Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed, Tanwir Ahmed, James Atkinson, Waqas Barkat, Ryan Campbell, Christopher Carter, Babar Hayat, Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan, Waqas Khan, Kinchit Shah, Anshuman Rath.


INDIA: MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya.


IRELAND: William Porterfield (capt), Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien, Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.


NEW ZEALAND: Kane Williamson (capt), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Colin Munro, Nathan McCullum, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.


PAKISTAN: Shahid Afridi (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Raees.


SCOTLAND: Preston Mommsen (capt), Kyle Coetzer (Vice Captain), Alasdair Evans, Calum MacLeod, Con de Lange, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Matt Machan, Matthew Cross, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Rob Taylor, Safyaan Sharif


SOUTH AFRICA: Faf du Plessis (capt), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese.


THE NETHERLANDS: Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Peter Borren (capt), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Timm van der Gugten, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Paul Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar and Sikander Zulfiqar.


WEST INDIES: Darren Sammy (capt), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.

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