India's Virat Kohli was chosen as the captain of the World Twenty20 men's side while Stafanie Taylor of the West Indies was named as captain of women's side, as the ICC on Monday announced the teams of the tournament for the men's and women's ICC World Twenty20 2016, which concluded in Kolkata on Sunday.
The teams were selected by an excellent group of former cricket stars and highly respected commentators on the basis of performances in the tournament.
The men's team, including 12th man, included 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 Men's team includes 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) and 12th man Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh).
The Women's team includes 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) and 12th player Anam Amin (Pakistan)
Announcing the teams, ICC General Manager ? Cricket, Geoff Allardice, who headed the meeting, said, "The experts had an extremely difficult task to select the men's and women's squads from around 400 cricketers who represented the 26 teams, thanks to outstanding performances by all the players at this hugely successful event."
"In the end, I believe the selectors have chosen two very well balanced sides which are capable of beating any opposition under any conditions."