Dhoni named captain of World T20 Team; Kohli, Rohit in

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Published: Monday, April 7, 2014, 13:39 [IST]
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Mirpur, Apr 7: MS Dhoni has been named captain of the "Team of the Tournament" of ICC World Twenty20 2014 by the International Cricket Council (ICC).


India, who finished second to Sri Lanka in the tournament, have four players in the XI. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin are the other three.

Dhoni named captain of WT20 Team

Champions Sri Lanka find only one place in their captain Lasith Malinga.

The team includes four players from India, two from both South Africa and West Indies, and one representative each from Australia, Netherlands and Sri Lanka.

Chosen by a select group of experts, the team was aimed at being suited for Bangladesh conditions, on the basis of performances in the tournament only. Statistics were used but were not the sole basis for selections, ICC said in a media release.

Selection Panel Chairman and member of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, David Boon, said of the selection: "It was a very difficult task for the panel to pick a team of 11 from the exciting players who featured in this tournament.

"As the selection criteria for the Team of the Tournament are the performances of players in the conditions during the ICC World Twenty20 2014, some of the best players in world cricket had to be left out of the team.

"Bowlers in particular performed strongly throughout this tournament, and the side we have selected includes three of the most impressive bowlers in Dale Steyn, Samuel Badree and Lasith Malinga. The team also contains six specialist batsmen, including Stephan Myburgh from the Netherlands as an opening batsman, as well as three all-rounders, including MS Dhoni as a wicket-keeper batsman."

The selection panel included Boon, Marais Erasmus of the Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, ex-England captain Nasser Hussain, former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop and Utpal Shuvro, one of Bangladesh's senior-most cricket correspondents.

ICC World Twenty20 2014 Team of the Tournament (in batting order)

1. Rohit Sharma (India) - 200 runs

2. Stephan Myburgh (Netherlands) - 224 runs

3. Virat Kohli (India) - 319 runs - Player of the Tournament

4. JP Duminy (South Africa) - 187 runs

5. Glenn Maxwell (Australia) - 147 runs

6. MS Dhoni (India - captain, wicketkeeper) - 50 runs, six dismissals

7. Darren Sammy (West Indies) - 101 runs

8. Ravichandran Ashwin (India) - 11 wickets

9. Dale Steyn (South Africa) - 9 wickets

10. Samuel Badree (West Indies) - 11 wickets

11. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) - five wickets

12th Man: Krishmar Santokie (West Indies) - eight wickets


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