Four Sri Lankans, three Indians in ICCs Team of the Tournament

The International Cricket Council has named its Team of the Tournament, which includes four Sri Lankans and three Indians.

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Mumbai: Apr 3, 2011

 

The International Cricket Council has named its Team of the Tournament, which includes four Sri Lankans and three Indians. Kumar Sangakkara has been named the captain of the team, which was chosen by a select group of experts who were given the job of picking a balanced side for sub-continental conditions, the ICC said on its website.

 

The selection is on the basis of performances in the tournament, the ICC said. Ross Taylor and Jacob Oram of New Zealand, Jonathan Trott and Graeme Swann of England, Kevin O’Brien of Ireland, Kemar Roach and Kieron Pollard of the West Indies, Imran Tahir of South Africa, Upal Tharanga and Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka and the Netherlands’ Ryan ten Doeschate are the players who were also considered for the team.

 

The panel consisted David Richardson (ICC General Manager and former South Africa wicketkeeper), Anand Vasu (deputy editor of Sports Illustrated), Aleem Dar (Member of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires), Ranjan Madugalle (ICC chief match referee and former Sri Lanka captain) and Christopher Martin-Jenkins (journalist and broadcaster).

 

Team:

 

Sachin Tendulkar (India), Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka, c&wk), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka), AB de Villiers (South Africa), Yuvraj Singh (India), Shane Watson (Australia), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Zaheer Khan (India), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka). 12th man is Tim Southee (New Zealand). 

 

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