• ICC announce World T20 XI

    Quinton de Kock has been included in the ICC World T20 team of the tournament, which was announced on Monday.

    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. Statistics were used but were not the sole basis for selections.

    De Kock is the only South African to make the cut, while the West Indies, who beat England in the final to claim their second World T20 title, have only two representatives in the XI.

    De Kock was South Africa’s leading run-scorer during their ill-fated campaign with 153 runs in four games at a strike-rate of 142.99 and a highest score of 52.

    Virat Kohli was named captain of the side.

    The XI is, 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).
    12th man: Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh).

    The selection panel 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), Lisa Sthalekar (former Australia women’s all-rounder).

    Suné Luus was the only South African to make the Women’s team.

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