Rumeli lone Indian presence in ICC teams

 The ICC special women’s team, however, included Indian pacer Rumeli Dhar.
A five-member panel picked the 11-member men’s team, led by Pakistan captain Younis Khan. The team, including 12th man Lasith Maligna, contained four players from Pakistan, three each from South Africa and Sri Lanka, and two from the West Indies.

The women’s team, led by England skipper Charlotte Edwards, included five players from winners England, four from beaten finalists New Zealand and one each from Australia, India and Sri Lanka.

Both teams include the respective Players of the Tournament, Tillakarante Dilshan of Sri Lanka and England’s Claire Taylor.

The men’s team was chosen by a select group of experts, including former England pacer Jonathan Agnew, cricketer-turned-commentator Ian Bishop, Twenty20 World Cup Tournament Director Steve Elworthy, ICC match referee Alan Hurst and Indian journalist Sharda Ugra.

The women’s team was selected by ICC match referee Chris Broad, former England captain Clare Connor, Elworthy, commentator Alison Mitchell and journalist Jenny Roesler.

Teams (in batting order):

Men: Chris Gayle (West Indies), Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka), Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (both SA), Younis Khan (captain, Pakistan), Dwayne Bravo (WI), Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal (wicket-keeper, both Pak), Wayne Parnell (SA), Umar Gul (Pak), Ajantha Mendis (SL). 12th man: Lasith Malinga (SL).

Women: Shelley Nitschke (Aus), Charlotte Edwards (capt, Eng), Claire Taylor (Eng), Aimee Watkins (NZ), Sarah Taylor (wicket-keeper, Eng), Suzi Bates, Lucy Doolan (both NZ), Rumeli Dhar (Ind), Laura Marsh, Holly Colvin (both Eng), Sian Ruck (NZ). 12th player: Eshani Kaushalya (SL).

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