Dubai, 23 February 2018; The 27-day ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 begins in Nagpur on 8 March with 19 men’s players set to feature in their sixth straight event, while 29 women’s cricketers will make their fifth successive appearance.
This was confirmed after all the 16 men’s squads and 10 women’s squads were submitted for the tournament, which will be played at eight venues across India with Eden Gardens in Kolkata to host the finals on 3 April.
In the men’s event, Bangladesh will field a team, which boasts five players who have played in all the previous five events. They are: Masrafe Bin Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim.
The India and West Indies sides include three players each who have participated in the previous events, which were staged in South Africa, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. These players are: MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh (all India), and Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle and Denesh Ramdin (all West Indies).
Nathan McCullum, Ross Taylor (both New Zealand), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy (both South Africa), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lasith Malinga (both Sri Lanka), Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) and Shane Watson (Australia) are the other players to attend their sixth straight ICC World Twenty20.
In the women’s event, which has been staged alongside the men’s event since 2009, the West Indies will enter the competition with six players having played in all tournaments to date. These are: Stafanie Taylor, Merissa Aguilleira, Deandra Dottin, Stacy-Ann King, Anisa Mohammed and Shakera Selman.
Pakistan has named five players who have the experience of four previous events. They are: Asmavia Iqbal, Bismah Maroof, Javeria Khan, Nain Abedi and Sana Mir.
England and South Africa have retained four players each from the previous four tournaments, and they are: Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway, Jenny Gunn, Sarah Taylor (all England), and Mignon du Preez, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail and Dane Van Niekerk (all South Africa).
New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be fielding three players each who have been members of the sides that have played in previous events. These are: Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine, Sara McGlashan (all New Zealand), Chamari Athapaththu, Eshani Lokusooriya and Udeshika Probodani (all Sri Lanka).
Mitahli Raj, Jhulan Goswami (both India), Alex Blackwell and Ellyse Perry (both Australia) are the other players to attend their fifth successive women’s competition.
In 2018 and 2022, there will be standalone women’s ICC World Twenty20 tournaments, which will be staged in the West Indies and South Africa, respectively.
AFGHANISTAN – Asghar Stanikzai (capt.); Dawlat Zadran; Gulbadin Naib; Hamid Hassan; Hamza Hotak; Karim Sadiq; Mohammad Nabi; Mohammad Shahzad; Najibullah Zadran; Noor Ali Zadran; Rashid Khan; Samiullah Shenwari; Shafiqullah Shafaq; Shahpoor Zadran and Usman Ghani.
Coach – Inzamam-ul-Haq
AUSTRALIA – Steve Smith (capt.); Ashton Agar; Nathan Coulter-Nile; James Faulkner; Aaron Finch; John Hastings; Josh Hazlewood; Usman Khawaja; Mitchell Marsh; Glenn Maxwell; Peter Nevill; Andrew Tye; David Warner; Shane Watson and Adam Zampa.
Coach – Darren Lehmann
BANGLADESH – Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (capt.); Abu Hider; Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun; Mushfiqur Rahim; Mustafizur Rahman; Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan; Sabbir Rahman; Shakib Al Hasan; Soumya Sarkar; Tamim Iqbal and Taskin Ahmed.
Coach – Chandika Hathurushinghe
ENGLAND – Eoin Morgan (capt.); Moeen Ali; Sam Billings; Jos Buttler; Liam Dawson; Steven Finn; Alex Hales; Chris Jordan; Adil Rashid; Joe Root; Jason Roy; Ben Stokes; Reece Topley; James Vince and David Willey.
Coach – Trevor Bayliss
HONG KONG – Tanwir Afzal (capt.); Nadeem Ahmed; Haseeb Amjad; Jamie Atkinson; Waqas Barkat; Ryan Campbell; Chris Carter; Mark Chapman; Babar Hayat; Aizaz Khan; Nizakat Khan; Waqas Khan; Adil Mehmood; Anshuman Rath and Kinchit Shah.
Coach – Simon Cook
INDIA – Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt.); Ravichandran Ashwin; Jasprit Bumrah; Shikhar Dhawan; Ravindra Jadeja; Virat Kohli; Pawan Negi; Ashish Nehra; Hardik Pandya; Ajinkya Rahane; Suresh Raina; Mohammed Shami; Rohit Sharma; Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh.
Team Director – Ravi Shastri
IRELAND – William Porterfield (capt.); Andrew Balbirnie; George Dockrell; Andrew McBrine; Tim Murtagh; Kevin O’Brien; Niall O’Brien; Andrew Poynter; Stuart Poynter; Boyd Rankin; Max Sorensen; Paul Stirling; Stuart Thompson; Gary Wilson and Craig Young.
Coach – John Bracewell
NETHERLANDS – Peter Borren (capt.); Wesley Barresi; Logan van Beek; Mudassar Bukhari; Ben Cooper; Timm van der Gugten; Vivian Kingma; Ahsan Malik; Paul van Meekeren; Roelof van der Merwe; Stephan Myburgh; Max O’Dowd; Michael Rippon; Pieter Seelaar and Sikander Zulfiqar.
Coach – Anton Roux
NEW ZEALAND – Kane Williamson (capt.), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor.
Coach – Mike Hesson
OMAN – Sultan Ahmed (capt.); Aamir Kaleem; Aaqib Sulehri; Adnan Ilyas; Ajay Lalcheta; Amir Ali; Bilal Khan; Jatinder Singh; Mehran Khan; Munis Ansari; Rajeshkumar Ranpura; Sufyan Mehmood;; Vaibhav Wategaonkar; Zeeshan Maqsood and Zeeshan Siddiqui.
Coach – Duleep Mendis
PAKISTAN – Shahid Afridi (capt.); Anwar Ali; Imad Wasim; Khalid Latif; Khurram Manzoor; Mohammad Amir; Mohammad Hafeez; Mohammad Irfan; Mohammad Nawaz; Mohammad Sami; Sarfaraz Ahmed; Sharjeel Khan; Shoaib Malik; Umar Akmal and Wahab Riaz.
Coach – Waqar Younis
SCOTLAND – Preston Mommsen (capt.); Richie Berrington; Kyle Coetzer; Matt Cross; Josh Davey; Ali Evans; Con de Lange; Michael Leask; Matt Machan; Calum MacLeod; Gavin Main; George Munsey; Safyaan Sharif; Rob Taylor and Mark Watt.
Coach – Grant Bradburn
SOUTH AFRICA – Faf du Plessis (capt.); Kyle Abbott; Hashim Amla; Farhaan Behardien; Quniton de Kock; AB de Villiers; JP Duminy; David Miller; Chris Morris; Aaron Phangiso; Kagiso Rabada; Rilee Rossouw; Dale Steyn; Imran Tahir and David Wiese.
Coach – Russell Domingo
SRI LANKA – Lasith Malinga (capt.); Dushmantha Chameera; Dinesh Chandimal; Niroshan Dickwella; Tillakaratne Dilshan; Rangana Herath; Shehan Jayasuriya; Chamara Kapugedera; Nuwan Kulasekara; Angelo Mathews; Thisara Perera; Sachithra Senanayake; Dasun Shanaka; Milinda Siriwardana and Jeffrey Vandersay.
Coach – Graham Ford
WEST INDIES – Darren Sammy (capt.); Samuel Badree; Sulieman Benn; Carlos Brathwaite; Dwayne Bravo; Johnson Charles; Andre Fletcher; Chris Gayle; Jason Holder; Ashley Nurse; Denesh Ramdin; Andre Russell; Marlon Samuels; Lendl Simmons and Jerome Taylor.
Coach – Phil Simmons
ZIMBABWE – Hamilton Masakadza (capt.); Tendai Chatara; Elton Chigumbura; Tendai Chisoro; Graeme Cremer; Luke Jongwe; Neville Madziva; Wellington Masakadza; PJ Moor; Richmond Mutumbami; Tinashe Panyangara; Sikandar Raza; Vusimuzi Sibanda; Malcolm Waller and Sean Williams.
Coach – Dav Whatmore
AUSTRALIA – Meg Lanning (capt.); Kristen Beams; Alex Blackwell; Lauren Cheatle; Sarah Coyte; Rene Farrell; Holly Ferling; Grace Harris; Alyssa Healy; Jess Jonassen; Beth Mooney; Erin Osborne; Ellyse Perry; Megan Schutt and Elyse Villani.
Coach – Matthew Mott
BANGLADESH – Jahanara Alam (capt.); Ayasha Rahman; Fahima Khatun; Fargana Hoque; Khadiza Tul Kubra; Lata Mondal; Nahida Akhter; Nigar Sultana; Panna Ghosh; Ritu Moni; Rumana Ahmed; Salma Khatun; Sanjida Islam; Shaila Sharmin and Sharmin Akhter.
Coach – J C Gamage
ENGLAND – Charlotte Edwards (capt.); Tamsin Beaumont; Katherine Brunt; Georgia Elwiss; Natasha Farrant; Lydia Greenway; Rebecca Grundy; Jenny Gunn; Danielle Hazell; Amy Jones; Heather Knight; Natalie Sciver; Anya Shrubsole; Sarah Taylor and Danielle Wyatt.
Coach – Mark Robinson
INDIA – Mithali Raj (capt.); Ekta Bisht; Rajeshwari Gayakwad; Jhulan Goswami; Thirush Kamini; Harmanpreet Kaur; Veda Krishnamurthy; Smriti Mandhana; Niranjana Nagarajan; Shikha Pandey; Anuja Patil; Deepti Sharma; Vellaswamy Vanitha; Sushma Verma and Poonam Yadav.
Coach – Purnima Rau
IRELAND – Isobel Joyce (capt.); Catherine Dalton; Laura Delany; Kim Garth; Jennifer Gray; Cecelia Joyce; Shauna Kavanagh; Amy Kenealy; Robyn Lewis; Gaby Lewis; Kate McKenna; Ciara Metcalfe; Lucy O’Reilly; Clare Shillington and Mary Waldron.
Coach – Aaron Hamilton
NEW ZEALAND – Suzie Bates (capt.); Erin Bermingham; Sophie Devine; Leigh Kasperek; Felicity Leydon-Davis; Katey Martin; Sara McGlashan; Thamsyn Newton; Morna Nielsen; Katie Perkins; Anna Peterson; Rachel Priest; Hannah Rowe; Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu.
Coach – Haidee Tiffen
PAKISTAN – Sana Mir (capt.); Aliya Riaz; Anam Amin; Asmavia Iqbal; Nahida Khan; Bismah Maroof; Iram Javed; Javeria Wadood; Muneeba Ali Siddiqui; Nida Dar; Sadia Yousuf; Sania Khan; Sidra Ameen; Sidra Nawaz and Nain Abidi.
Coach – Mohtashim Rasheed
SOUTH AFRICA – Mignon du Preez (capt.); Trisha Chetty; Moseline Daniels; Dinesha Devnarain; Yolani Fourie; Shabnim Ismail; Marizanne Kapp; Ayabonga Khaka; Odine Kirsten; Masabata Klaas; Lizelle Lee; Matshipi Marcia; Sune Luus; Chloe Tryon and Dane Van Niekerk.
Coach – Hilton Moreeng
SRI LANKA – Shashikala Siriwardene (capt.); Chamari Atapattu; Sugandika Kumari; Nipuni Hansika; Ama Kanchana; Hansima Karunaratne; Eshani Kaushalya; Harshitha Madavi; Dilani Manodara; Yasoda Mendis; Udeshika Prabodhani; Oshadi Ranasinghe; Inoka Ranaweera; Nilakshi de Silva and Prasadini Weerakkody.
Coach – Lanka de Silva
WEST INDIES – Stafanie Taylor (capt.); Merissa Aguilleira; Shemaine Campbelle; Shamilia Connell; Britney Cooper; Deandra Dottin; Afy Fletcher; Stacy-Ann King; Kyshona Knight; Kycia Knight; Hayley Matthews; Anisa Mohammed; Shaquana Quintyne; Shakera Selman and Tremayne Smartt.
Coach – Vasbert Drakes. (BY; ICC Media Release)