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Watson picked in team of the World T20

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 4/04/2016

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner © Reuters/Danish Siddiqui New Zealand's Mitchell Santner Shane Watson was Australia's sole representative in the men's World Twenty20 team of the tournament named on Monday.

Watson, regarded as Australia's greatest ever T20 player, scored 96 runs and snared five wickets during the World T20.

The allrounder was included in a star-studded XI picked by the International Cricket Council's panel, headed by its general manager Geoff Allardice.

Watson will feature in this month's Indian Premier League but the 34-year-old retired from international cricket after Australia's World T20 campaign ended.

Virat Kolhi, named player of the tournament for the second time in a row, was listed as captain of the ICC's XI.

England supplied the most players, with Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler and David Willey all making the cut,.

The only players picked from World T20 winners West Indies were Andre Russell and Samuel Badree.

Meg Lanning and Megan Schutt were the only Australians in the women's team of the tournament.

The Southern Stars suffered an eight-wicket loss to West Indies in their World T20 final.

"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," Allardice said.

"Thanks to outstanding performances by all the players."

Men's team of the tournament: Jason Roy (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa), Virat Kohli (India, capt), 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), Mustafizur Rahman (12th man, Bangladesh)

Women's team of the tournament: Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Charlott Edwards (England), Meg Lanning (Australia), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies, capt), Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Rachel Priest (New Zealand), Deandra Dottin (West Indies), Megan Schutt (Australia), Sune Luus (South Africa), Leigh Kasperek (New Zealand), Anya Shrubsole (England), Anam Amin (12th player, Pakistan).

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