Mumbai, Feb 18 (IBNS) Finalists Australia and West Indies contribute a total of six players to the ICC Women's World Cup India 2013 team of the tournament, which was announced on Monday in Mumbai, with Player of the Tournament, New Zealand's Suzie Bates named as captain.
Chosen by a select group of experts the team was aimed at being suited for India conditions on the basis of performances in the tournament only. Statistics were used but were not the sole basis for selections.
The side features not only players from Australia and West Indies, but also sees four England players, one New Zealander and one Sri Lankan in the side.
The panel struggled with deciding the final 12 for the women's team and players who were considered included Arran Brindle and Sarah Taylor of England, Amy Satterthwaite and Sian Ruck of New Zealand, Shashikala Siriwardena of Sri Lanka, Erin Osborne of Australia and South Africa's Shabnim Ismail.
On being named captain of the team, Bates said: "It's obviously a great honour that the panel not only thought to bestow title of Player of the Tournament on me but also the captaincy of the Team of the Tournament.