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England Women quartet make World T20 XI

England stars Charlotte Edwards, Sarah Taylor, Anya Shrubsole and Natalie Sciver have been chosen in the Women’s World Twenty20 team of the tournament.

Edwards, her country’s captain, was the fourth-highest run-scorer in the competition with 200 at an average of 33.33. She leads a World T20 select XI for a second time.

Wicketkeeper-batter Taylor, Edwards’ opening partner, was three places lower on the list with 153 runs at an impressive 51. Taylor, who is the XI’s keeper, made four stumpings and took two catches.

Sarah Taylor, Anya Shrubsole and Charlotte Edwards, pictured from left to right, plus Natalie Sciver have made the World T20 team of the tournament

Seamer Shrubsole was player of the tournament and leading wicket-taker with 13 scalps at a stunning average of 7.53.

Sciver, another seamer, was the second most potent bowler with 10 victims at 9.6.

Chairman of the independent jury that picked the side David Boon said: “This year’s tournament again demonstrated the incredible depth of talent across women’s cricket. Selecting one team of 11 players was a tough task as we saw standout performances from many players. 

“The selection criteria are the performances of players in the conditions here in Bangladesh during the ICC World Twenty20 2014, so some of the world’s best players had to be left out. 

“The side reflects the effectiveness of bowlers throughout the tournament, with four specialist bowlers, including Bangladesh spinner Salma Khatun, as well as four all-rounders and three specialist batters who have performed consistently throughout the tournament.”

Shrubsole said: “Since our very first match against the West Indies in Sylhet, I have thoroughly enjoyed playing and bowling in this tournament. It is always nice to receive recognitions such as this, but the main thing is that I have been able to contribute to a successful England team over the past two weeks.

“This tournament has been a wonderful demonstration of the increasing standard of women’s cricket across the world. It is an exciting time to be playing the game, and I hope that we have helped to inspire young girls everywhere to pick up a bat and ball and get involved.”   

Women’s World Twenty20 team of the tournament

  • Suzie Bates (New Zealand) – 228 runs, five wickets
  • Charlotte Edwards (England - captain) – 200 runs
  • Meg Lanning (Australia) – 257 runs
  • Sarah Taylor (England - wicketkeeper) – 150 runs, six dismissals
  • Stafanie Taylor (West Indies) – 153 runs, one wicket
  • Deandra Dottin (West Indies) – 147 runs, four wickets
  • Ellyse Perry (Australia) –106 runs, eight wickets
  • Natalie Sciver (England) – 10 wickets
  • Salma Khatun (Bangladesh) – eight wickets
  • Poonam Yadav (India) – eight wickets
  • Anya Shrubsole (England) – 12 wickets
  • 12th player: Shabnim Ismail (South Africa) – seven wickets

Men’s World Twenty20 team of the tournament

  • Rohit Sharma (India) – 200 runs
  • Stephan Myburgh (Netherlands) – 224 runs
  • Virat Kohli (India) – 319 runs
  • JP Duminy (South Africa) – 187 runs
  • Glenn Maxwell (Australia) – 147 runs
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India - captain, wicketkeeper) – 50 runs, six dismissals
  • Darren Sammy (West Indies) – 101 runs
  • Ravichandran Ashwin (India) – 11 wickets
  • Dale Steyn (South Africa) – nine wickets
  • Samuel Badree (West Indies) – 11 wickets
  • Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) – five wickets
  • 12th player: Krishmar Santokie (West Indies) – eight wickets

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