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Dhoni named captain of ICC World T20 team of the tournament

Posted on Apr 07 2014 | IANS

Dhaka, April 7 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced the men's team of the tournament of the ICC World Twenty20 with India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni being named the captain.

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

Selection panel chairman and member ICC Match Referees, David Boon, said: "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."

The panel faced a difficult choice for a number of positions, and players who were considered but who did not ultimately make the team included India's Amit Mishra, Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad, the South Africa duo of AB de Villiers and Imran Tahir, Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath, and West Indies' Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine.

The team (in terms of batting order):
Rohit Sharma (India) - 200 runs
Stephan Myburgh (Netherlands) - 224 runs
Virat Kohli (India) - 319 runs
Jean Paul Duminy (South Africa) - 187 runs
Glenn Maxwell (Australia) - 147 runs
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India - captain, wicketkeeper) - 50 runs, six dismissals
Darren Sammy (West Indies) - 101 runs
Ravichandran Ashwin (India) - 11 wickets
Dale Steyn (South Africa) - nine wickets
Samuel Badree (West Indies) - 11 wickets
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) - five wickets
12th Player: Krishmar Santokie (West Indies) - eight wickets

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