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No Indian in ICC T20 men's squad

June 22, 2009 18:47 IST


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Indian players are conspicuous by their absence from the International Cricket Council's [Images] men's team of the Twenty20 [Images] World Cup, announced on Monday.

The ICC [Images] special women's team, though, has Indian pacer Rumeli Dhar [Images] in it.

A five-member panel picked the 11-member men's team, which has Pakistan's Younis Khan [Images] as captain.

The team, including 12th man Lasith Maligna, has four players from Pakistan, three each from South Africa [Images] and Sri Lanka [Images], and two from the West Indies [Images].

The women's team, led by England [Images] skipper Charlotte Edwards, includes five players from champions England, four from beaten finalist New Zealand [Images] and one each from Australia [Images], 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, Steve Elworthy, commentator Alison Mitchell and journalist Jenny Roesler.

The teams (in batting order):

Men: 1. Chris Gayle [Images] (West Indies), 2. Tillakaratne Dilshan [Images] (Sri Lanka), 3. Jacques Kallis [Images],  (South Africa), 4. AB de Villiers [Images] (South Africa), 5. Younus Khan (Pakistan, captain), 6. Dwayne Bravo [Images] (West Indies), 7. Shahid Afridi [Images] (Pakistan), 8. Kamran Akmal (Pakistan, wicketkeeper), 9. Wayne Parnell (South Africa), 10. Umar Gul (Pakistan), 11. Ajantha Mendis [Images] (Sri Lanka); 12th man: Lasith Malinga [Images] (Sri Lanka).

Women: 1. Shelley Nitschke (Australia), 2. Charlotte Edwards (England, captain), 3. Claire Taylor (England), 4. Aimee Watkins (New Zealand), 5. Sarah Taylor (England, wicketkeeper), 6.  Suzi Bates (New Zealand), 7. Lucy Doolan (New Zealand), 8. Rumeli Dhar (India), 9. Laura Marsh (England), 10. Holly Colvin (England), 11. Sian Ruck (New Zealand); 12th player: Eshani Kaushalya (Sri Lanka).


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