ICC- The International Cricket Council announced the teams of the tournament for the Men’s and Women’s ICC World Twenty20 2016, which finished at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
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.
Surprisingly, the experts chose India’s Virat Kohli as captain of the men’s side while Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies was named to lead the women’s line-up.
The two teams are (in batting order):
- 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)
- Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh) – 12th man.
- 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)
The selection panel that chose ICC teams of the ICC World Twenty20 consisted of Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket, Chairman), Ian Bishop (former West Indies fast bowler), Nasser Hussain (former England captain), Mel Jones (former Australia women’s batter), Sanjay Manjrekar (former India batsman) and Lisa Sthalekar (former Australia women’s all-rounder).