After picking up the Player of the Tournament award, star India batsman Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap when he was named the captain of the ICC’s Team of the Tournament. The team also features seasoned fast bowler Ashish Nehra.
Kohli scored 273 runs with a staggering average of 136.50 and an equally impressive strike-rate of 146.77 with three 50 plus scores, while Nehra’s economical bowling impressed many. In five games, Nehra bowled 19 overs, giving away only 113 runs with an economy of 5.94.
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.
The men’s team, including 12th man, has four players from England, two players each from India and the West Indies, and one each from Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and South Africa.
West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor was named skipper of the women’s team. The women’s team comprises four players from New Zealand, two players each from Australia, England and the West Indies, and one player each from Pakistan and South Africa.
Men’s Team of the Tournament: Jason Roy (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa, wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli (India, captain), Joe Root (England), Jos Buttler (England), Shane Watson (Australia), Andre Russell (West Indies), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand), David Willey (England), Samuel Badree (West Indies), Ashish Nehra (India), 12th man – Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh).
Women’s Team of the Tournament: 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).
( Courtesy : BCCI )