Kolkata: India’s batting star Virat Kohli was Monday named captain of the ICC World Twenty20 XI, which also featured veteran seamer Ashish Nehra.
A select group of former cricketers and commentators picked up both the men’s and women’s teams for all conditions on the basis of the players’ performances in the World T20, which concluded here last night with West Indies winning both the titles.
Kohli was adjudged Man of the Tournament for his sublime form which made him the backbone of India’s batting line-up. He scored 273 runs with a staggering average of 136.50 and an equally astounding strike-rate of 146.77 with three 50 plus scores.
The prolific right-hander hit 29 boundaries and five sixes in all and was second in the list of leading run-getters behind Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh, who scored 295 runs. Nehra handed India an early breakthrough in almost every game. He took only five wickets but was economical in all five games.
Besides two Indians, the men’s team also comprised four players from runners-up England, two from the West Indies and one each from Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and South Africa. It also included a 12th man in Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh. The team did not feature any Pakistani player.