The CricketEurope team were out in force at the recent T20 World Cup qualifying tournament and have nominated their squad of the competition.

Not surprisingly, there were plenty of nominations from finalists Scotland and The Netherlands, but also a good representation from some of the surprise packages of the competition.


The powerful opener was a unanimous choice of the judging panel. He was the leading run scorer in the competition with 309 runs at an average of 51.50 and an impressive strike rate of 134. He also hit the most sixes in the competition (14).


The portly Shahzad returned to the Afghanistan in a blaze of boundaries. He may not be the aesthetically pleasing batsman in the world, but he can be devastating to any attack. Boasted the best strike rate in the event - 171.55. His keeping eccentricities meant he's included as a batsman only.


The emergence of the 22 year-old wicket-keeper batsman has been one of the reasons for the Scottish renaissance. His tidy glove work and destructive power saw him edge out Jack Vare and Adeem Dodson for the keeping slot.

BEN COOPER (The Netherlands)

The 23 year-old left-hander showed there's more than one talented performer in the family, and his calm, attractive stroke-play brought an assuredness to the Dutch middle order among the hurly burly world of the shortest format. His haul of 241 runs was the second highest of the competition - at a healthy average of of just over 34.


The 21 year-old left-hander impressed all with his calm maturity and strokeplay throughtout the competition. He was an outstanding fielder, with safe hands and ligtning speed in the outfield. Just edged out 17 year-old Jonty Jenner for the middle-order slot.


Mommsen makes the side for both his captaincy and batting skill. He scored 144 runs at the incredible strike rate of 175 and averaged 144 due to his limited time in the middle given the strength of the Scotland top order. His self-assured captaincy impressed all observers.

PETER BORREN (The Netherlands)

The experienced Borren brings a solid presence to the middle order and augments the captaincy skills of Mommsen. Difficult to bowl to, he scores in unusual positions, using a variety of ramp and reverse sweep shots. His canny medium pacers give the attack plenty of variety.


The joint-leading wicket taker in the competition with 14 victims. Mooney's change of pace and bowling variety meant the Irish attack often compensated for their batting tentativeness. Mooney secured the only hat-trick of the event in the win against Jersey which ensured Ireland topped the group.

MUDASSAR BUKHARI (The Netherlands)

Although he suffered a mauling in the Canadian game, the wily Bukharo showed he's a player for the big occasion by starring with the ball in the games against Ireland, Scotland and Afghanistan. He mixes his pace well and gets plenty of movement both through the air and off the pitch.

ALI EVANS (Scotland)

The tall paceman was one of the reasons Scotland were successful as joint winners. His height meant he gained extra bounce when conditions allowed and proved a usueful weapon in the Scottish armoury. His 11 wickets came with an economy rate of just 6.58 - considering most of his matches were in the smaller, higher scoring grounds.


The 23 year-old left arm spinner was named Player of the Tournament after a series of eye catching displays, showing great control in pressure situations. He along with Mooney was leading wicket taker. He snared 14 wickets at 11 with an impressive economy rate of 5.70.


The 31 year-old proved an effective death bowler, with his slingy Malinga style action proving difficult to get away. Possessing an excellent yorker, he was instrumental in helping Oman qualify. He claimed 12 wickets at 16 with a series of impressive displays.

Those who narrowly missed out on selection include Jack Vare, Peter Gough, Shapoor Zadran, Kevin O'Brien, Wesley Barresi, Jatinder Singh, George Munsey, Zeeshan Maqsood and Roelof van der Merwe.