Six Indians in ICC T20 World Cup 'Team of the Tournament'; Virat Kohli left out | Cricket News


New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) hasBest Team of the Tournamentfor the recently concluded T20 World Cup'. Despite playing a key role in India's win over South Africa in the final, the star batsman Virat Kohli He did not get a place in this selected team.
India won its second T20 World Cup title by defeating South Africa by seven runs in a thrilling match.
Kohli, who was promoted as the opener for the tournament, had a relatively quiet World Cup until the grand finale, where he scored a match-winning 76 off 59 balls and was named the Player of the Match. Despite his brilliant innings, Kohli was left out of the ICC XI. The ICC's lineup included six Indian players, reflecting their strong overall performances. Indian captain Rohit SharmaSuryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrahand Arshdeep Singh were all in. Rohit led from the front, scoring 257 runs at a brilliant strike rate of 156.7, making him the second-highest run-scorer after Afghanistan's Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
One of the standout performers, Jasprit Bumrah, was named Player of the Tournament. Bumrah took 15 wickets and most importantly, his ability to limit the run-scoring rate made him India's trump card. His economy rate of 4.17 was the best ever recorded by a bowler in an edition of the men's T20 World Cup.

After reaching the historic semi-final, PTI reported that three Afghanistan players have found a place in the ICC team. Left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi along with India's Arshdeep Singh took the most wickets with 17 wickets each. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz topped the run-scoring list with 281 runs and captain Rashid Khan is the other Afghanistan player.
Skipper Rashid Khan led Afghanistan brilliantly, taking 14 wickets at an economy of 6.17 and showing his potential as both a captain and a player.

Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and West Indies' Nicholas Pooran were included in the playing XI, bringing additional balance to the squad.
South Africa were the runners-up but had no players in the squad. However, fast bowler Anrich Nortje was selected as the 12th player.
Overall, the ICC's 'Team of the Tournament' reflects a mix of individual brilliance and consistent performances throughout the tournament, highlighting the outstanding players who made a significant impact.
ICC Team of the Tournament
Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh (all India); Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqui (Afghanistan); Marcus Stoinis (Australia) and Nicholas Pooran (West Indies); 12th Man: Anrich Nortje.


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