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Pooran only WI player in the ICC Team of the Tournament

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) — Left-hander Nicholas Pooran has been included in the Team of the Tournament for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, which wrapped up here Saturday.

The 29-year-old finished with 228 runs, at an average of 38 and a scoring rate of 146, to be the West Indies’ leading batsman for the tournament.

West Indies failed to reach the semi-finals of the tournament when they fell at the Super Eight stage, after playing unbeaten in the group stage.

Pooran notched the tournament’s highest score of 98 when he lashed a half-dozen fours and eight sixes in a 53-ball stunner, as West Indies trounced Afghanistan by 104 runs in their final group-stage game.

He was the only West Indies player to be named in the ICC Team of the Tournament.

Champions India boasts six players in the line-up, with Captain Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, and Arshdeep Singh all included.

Rohit was particularly outstanding with three half-centuries in the showpiece, while new ball seamers Jasprit Bumrah (15) and Arshdeep Singh (17) led the tournament in wickets.

Afghan left-arm seamer Fazalhaq Farooqi, who also picked up 17 wickets, earned a spot in the team along with South African speedster Anrich Nortje (15) and Afghan leg-spinning Captain Rashid Khan (14).

India clinched their second T20 World Cup title when they edged South Africa in the final at Kensington Oval by seven runs.



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