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Warner snubbed in World Cup Team of the Tournament

2019-07-16T06:40+10:00

Brilliant Australian opening batsman David Warner has been left out of the World Cup Team of the Tournament, despite being the second-top run-scorer at the one-day showpiece.

Warner's return to the national team following his well-documented 12-month ban for his role in the ball tampering scandal in South Africa last year was an overwhelming success, with the swashbuckling left-hander amassing 647 runs at an average of 71.89 (and a strike rate of 89.36).

The 32-year-old blasted three hundreds and three fifties from his 10 knocks, with his 166 against Bangladesh his highest score of the tournament.

India's Rohit Sharma (648 runs at an average of 72) and England's Jason Roy (443 runs at 63.28) were named as the two openers.

Perhaps Roy's superior strike rate (115.36) is the reason he was given the nod ahead of Warner.

Two Australians made the team, with pace ace Mitchell Starc and wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey recognised for their outstanding individual performances.

Starc was the best bowler at the tournament with 27 wickets at 18.79, while Carey was tidy behind the stumps and scored 375 runs at 62.50.

World Cup champions England were represented with four players (Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Roy), while New Zealand’s Kane Williamson was named captain of the side.

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