England stars named in team of the tournament

England have been well represented in both the men’s and women’s ICC World Twenty20 teams of the tournament.

A group of former players and commentators picked a composite XI after Sunday’s finals in Kolkata, with four England players making the men’s side and Charlotte Edwards and Anya Shrubsole selected for the women’s team.

Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler and David Willey make England, who lost a dramatic final by four wickets to West Indies, the best-represented team in the men’s format.

The selectors 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.

Both teams include the respective players of the tournament, Virat Kohli of India and Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies.

Only Kohli scored more runs from the Super 10 stage onwards than Root, who crashed 249 runs at an average of 49.8, including the joint fastest half-century in World T20 final history from 33 balls.

Buttler wasn’t far behind his team-mate, with 191 runs at a ferocious strike-rate of 159.16, while opener Roy made 183 runs which included crucial knocks against South Africa and New Zealand.

Left-armer Willey impressed with the new ball, taking 10 wickets including 3-20 in the final at Eden Gardens.

Only team-mate Sarah Taylor scored more runs than England women captain Edwards, who led her side to the semi-finals.

Edwards’ 202 runs at the top of the order came at an average of 50.5, while seamer Shrubsole took seven wickets at 13.28.

ICC World Twenty20 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).

ICC Women’s World Twenty20 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).

Source: ECB

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