No West Indian players have made the grade for selection on the International Cricket Council's World Cup team.
The ICC named its best team on Monday with New Zealand captain and Player of the Tournament Kane Williamson named the captain, alongside six players who featured in Sunday’s dramatic final between England and the Kiwis at Lord’s, London.
Newly-crowned world champions England got four selections in the XI while runners-up New Zealand have two in the team. The other players came from losing semi-finalists India and Australia, who had two each, while Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan rounded out the team.
The side was selected by former players and now commentators Ian Bishop, Ian Smith and Isa Guha, cricket writer Lawrence Booth and ICC general manager cricket Geoff Allardice.
Jason Roy got the nod to open for his tone-setting brilliance for England that saw him overcome injury to help his side to the title. Roy had five scores of more than 50 in seven innings during the tournament, including one massive ton against Bangladesh in Cardiff and also produced the throw from the outfield that tied the Super Over and gave England the glory. Alongside Roy opening is India’s Rohit Sharma, who hit a record-equalling five centuries in the tournament.
Williamson takes the number three spot in the batting line-up. The Black Caps star scored more runs than any captain has ever done before at a World Cup and led his side well from start to finish. Joe Root will come in at number four after a World Cup that saw him finish as England’s top run-scorer and fifth overall, with centuries against Pakistan and West Indies and three half-centuries.
Al Hasan scored his runs batting at number three for Bangladesh but was chosen as the number five, where he has batted most of his career. Shakib had a wonderful tournament, averaging 87 with the bat with two centuries and five half-centuries and took 11 wickets with his left-arm spin.
All-rounder Ben Stokes was also a cast-iron selection following his heroics in the final and consistency throughout the tournament for England.
Behind the stumps, Australian Alex Carey, who effected 20 dismissals and scored 375 runs at an average over 60, was the choice. Alongside Carey is his compatriot and the tournament’s top wicket-taker with 27, pacer Mitchell Starc.
Super Over hero Jofra Archer, who claimed 20 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 4.57, also earned a spot. New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, who finished second in the wicket charts with 21, also got the nod in the bowling department alongside India's Jasprit Bumrah, who lived up to his billing as the world's number one ODI bowler with 18 wickets while only going for 4.41 runs an over – better than any other bowler on the top wicket-takers' list.
ICC team: Jason Roy (England), Rohit Sharma (India), Kane Williamson (c), (New Zealand), Joe Root (England), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Ben Stokes (England), Alex Carey (wk) (Australia), Mitchell Starc (Australia), Jofra Archer (England), Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand), Jasprit Bumrah (India).