Virat Kohli has been named skipper of the World XI that was named by the ICC at the conclusion of the World Twenty20. Ashish Nehra is the second Indian player to find a berth. There was no place for Team India captain MS Dhoni.
Stafanie Taylor was named captain of the women’s World XI. Player of the Tournament Taylor had led West Indies to a historic victory against Australia at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday. There are no Indian players in the women’s World XI.
The teams were chosen by a select group of former cricket stars and highly respected commentators like Nasser Hussain, Ian Bishop and Sanjay Manjrekar. They 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.
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.
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.
The two teams are (in batting order):
Men: 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)
Women: 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)