LONDON (Reuters) - Champions England were the most represented with four players in the World Cup team of the tournament announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday, with New Zealand’s Kane Williamson captaining the side.
England opener Jason Roy, middle-order batsman Joe Root, all-rounder Ben Stokes and pacer Jofra Archer made the team following Sunday’s victory over the Black Caps in a thrilling final where the hosts prevailed on boundary count after a tied Super Over.
New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson was the only other Kiwi in the side, while Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc was picked after taking the most wickets in the tournament with 27.
The side was picked by ex-internationals Ian Bishop, Ian Smith and Isa Guha, along with cricket writer Lawrence Booth, while ICC general manager cricket, Geoff Allardice, was the fifth member and convener of the committee.
Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who top scored with 648 runs at an average of 81 was also included alongside team mate Jasprit Bumrah.
Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan was also part of the line-up for his stellar all-round contribution, which included 606 runs and 11 wickets while Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey was chosen as the man behind the stumps.
World Cup Team of the Tournament
1. Jason Roy (England) – 443 runs at 63.28
2. Rohit Sharma (India) – 648 runs at 81.00
3. Kane Williamson (c) (New Zealand) – 578 runs at 82.57
4. Joe Root (England) – 556 runs at 61.77
5. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 606 runs at 86.57, 11 wickets at 36.27
6. Ben Stokes (England) – 465 runs at 66.42, seven wickets at 35.14
7. Alex Carey (wk) (Australia) – 375 runs at 62.50, 20 dismissals
8. Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 27 wickets at 18.59
9. Jofra Archer (England) – 20 wickets at 23.05
10. Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand) – 21 wickets at 19.47
11. Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 18 wickets at 20.61
Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge