Sanga selected for ICC team of World Cup 2015

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and Sri Lanka's batsman Kumar Sangakkara was selected as the wicketkeeper in the team.

Brendon McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day tournament that was the cornerstone of his team’s progression to the final where it lost to Australia by seven wickets.

In doing so, McCullum also scored 328 runs in nine matches with four half-centuries at a strike-rate of 188.50.

The team was chosen by a select group of experts* who were given the task of picking a balanced side on the basis of performances in the tournament. Statistics were used but were not the sole basis for selections.

In addition to McCullum, the side includes four New Zealanders – Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Daniel Vettori – three Australians in Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith and Mitchell Starc, two South Africans, AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel, with Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara as wicketkeeper-batsman.

Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor, who finished with 433 runs in six matches, was named as the 12th man.

Team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in batting order:
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand (captain)
Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) (wicketkeeper)
Steven Smith (Australia)
AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
Corey Anderson (New Zealand)
Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)
Mitchell Starc (Australia)
Trent Boult (New Zealand)
Morne Morkel (South Africa)
Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe) (12th man)

ICC General Manager – Cricket, Geoff Allardice, chairman of the panel, said: “The panel had an extremely difficult choice of selecting a 12-member squad at the back of an outstanding tournament, highlighted by some eye-catching individual performances including two double-centuries, 38 centuries, two hat-tricks and 28 four-wicket hauls.

“There were a number of other players that were discussed as possible selections in the team. These included batsmen Mahmudullah (Bangladesh) and Shaiman Anwar (UAE), fast bowlers Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami (both India), Wahab Riaz (Pakistan) and spinners Imran Tahir (South Africa) and R.Ashwin (India).

“But there were so many brilliant individual performances during the tournament that it was not possible to fit them into the team. The panel eventually came up with this side, which, in their view, was the most balanced outfit that is capable of beating any side on any given day.”

*The selection panel that chose the player of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 consisted of:

Geoff Allardice (ICC General Manager – Cricket)
Andrew Alderson (Journalist, New Zealand Herald)
Harsha Bhogle (Broadcaster)
Richard Kettleborough (Member of Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and ICC Umpire of the Year 2014)
Chloe Saltau (Journalist, The Age)
Michael Vaughan (Former England captain and broadcaster)
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  • wontGiveItBack Monday, 30 March 2015 11:19 AM

    no one from India ! :-D

    Muzammil Monday, 30 March 2015 11:27 AM

    CONGRTULATIONS TO SANGA.

    christian quintus Monday, 30 March 2015 11:43 AM

    Good selection ....big mouth Indians OUT CLASSED....

    Gratiaen Hewa Monday, 30 March 2015 11:45 AM

    Hi dear Sanga. You are a real hero.Our CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    et Monday, 30 March 2015 01:03 PM

    Indians can sing moka moka...

    Lal Monday, 30 March 2015 01:09 PM

    Congratz!!! Buddy.

    Bala Monday, 30 March 2015 06:23 PM

    Congrats Sanga for keeping the SL flag flying, though I think that Imran Thahir or Ravi Ashwin would have got in place of Vettori as a spinner.

    Veda-mama Monday, 30 March 2015 01:40 PM

    Congratulations Sanga. You have been a Winner all the way through. Keep it up.


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