England dominate World Cup team of the tournament as David Warner misses out

England opening batsman Jason Roy was included ahead of Warner, whose tally of 647 runs was bettered only by Rohit Sharma, who made 648


Four England players have been named in the ICC’s official team of the tournament, a day after defeating New Zealand by the finest of margins to win their maiden men’s World Cup title.

With the scores level after both sides had faced their 50 overs, they could still not be separated after a Super Over, with Kane Williamson’s New Zealand side ultimately falling short by courtesy of a boundary countback.

Williamson, who was selected as the player of the competition, was also picked to captain the composite side, which includes his compatriot Lockie Ferguson.

The fast bowler ended the World Cup as the second-highest wicket-taker after dismissing Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, and Chris Woakes in Sunday’s final to take him to a total of 21 for the tournament.

England opening batsman Jason Roy was included ahead of David Warner, whose tally of 647 runs was bettered only by Rohit Sharma, who made 648.


Shakib Al Hasan enjoyed a wonderful tournament with bat and ball

Roy, however, was picked for his enormous influence on the eventual champions' fortunes despite nine players recording more runs than the Surrey batsman.

He missed England’s defeats against both Sri Lanka and Australia after suffering a hamstring injury, while he passed fifty in five out of seven efforts. None of those to score more than 350 runs in the tournament accrued their runs faster than Roy’s strike-rate of 115.36.

He was joined by teammate Joe Root, who made centuries against both West Indies and Pakistan. Root, though, is marked in at number four of the ICC XI – below Williamson, who finished the competition with 22 more runs than England’s Test captain.

It means that Virat Kohli misses out; the India captain struck five half-centuries but never reached three figures in his nine innings.

Shakib Al Hasan, unquestionably the allrounder of the tournament, and Ben Stokes, England’s hero of the final, complete the middle order, while wicketkeeper Alex Carey is the first of two Australians in the side. He is joined by Mitchell Starc – the tournament’s top wicket-taker for a second successive World Cup.

Ferguson, a star for New Zealand throughout the tournament, completes the bowling attack alongside Jofra Archer and India’s Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah is selected ahead of Bangladesh bowler Mustafizur Rahman despite the left-armer taking two more wickets in one fewer game than the Indian fast bowler.


Mitchell Starc, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson and Jasprit Bumrah took 86 wickets between them at the World Cup

Full team below...

Jason Roy (England) – 443 runs at 63.28

Rohit Sharma (India) – 648 runs at 81.00

Kane Williamson (c) (New Zealand) – 578 runs at 82.57 

Joe Root (England) – 556 runs at 61.77

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 606 runs at 86.57, 11 wickets at 36.27 

Ben Stokes (England) – 465 runs at 66.42, seven wickets at 35.14

Alex Carey (wk) (Australia) – 375 runs at 62.50, 20 dismissals 

Mitchell Starc (Australia) – 27 wickets at 18.59

Jofra Archer (England) – 20 wickets at 23.05

Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand) – 21 wickets at 19.47

Jasprit Bumrah (India) – 18 wickets at 20.61 

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