New Delhi: Premier Indian batsman Virat Kohli was named the captain of ICC's World Twenty20 'Team of the tournament' as the council announced its playing XI on Monday.
The ICC announced its men’s and women’s team after the tournament finished on Sunday at at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
According to the release of ICC, the teams were chosen by a select group of former cricket stars and highly respected commentators* who were given the task of picking a balanced side for all conditions on the basis of performances in the tournament. Statistics were used but were not the sole basis for selections.
The men’s team, including 12th man, contained four players from England, two players each from India and the West Indies, and one each from Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and South Africa, while the women’s team comprised four players from New Zealand, two players each from Australia, England and the West Indies, and one player each from Pakistan and South Africa.
The experts also chose Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies as the leader of the women’s pack.
The two players, for their achievements, won glittering trophies as well as ICC World Twenty20 Gold limited edition watches from ICC Timing Partner, Hublot.
Here are the two teams
1. Jason Roy (England)
2. Quinton de Kock (South Africa, wicketkeeper)
3. Virat Kohli (India, captain)
4. Joe Root (England)
5. Jos Buttler (England)
6. Shane Watson (Australia)
7. Andre Russell (West Indies)
8. Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)
9. David Willey (England)
10.Samuel Badree (West Indies)
11. Ashish Nehra (India)
12th man. Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)
Suzie Bates (New Zealand)
Charlotte Edwards (England)
Meg Lanning (Australia)
Stafanie Taylor (West Indies, captain)
Sophie Devine (New Zealand)
Rachel Priest (New Zealand, wicketkeeper)
Deandra Dottin (West Indies)
Megan Schutt (Australia)
Sune Luus (South Africa)
Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand)
Anya Shrubsole (England)
12th player. Anam Amin (Pakistan)