Kiwi batsman named in u19 World Cup tournament team, second-place Aussies snubbed

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New Zealand batsman Finn Allen has been included in a tournament team named following the under-19 Cricket World Cup.

New Zealand's Finn Allen celebrates a century in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup match, New Zealand vs West Indies, Bay Oval, Tauranga, Saturday, January 13, 2018. Copyright photo: Kerry Marshall / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand's Finn Allen celebrates a century in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup match against the West Indies.

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An International Cricket Council selection panel included five players from the victorious Indian side in its team but none from beaten finalists Australia.

First-drop Allen scored 338 runs at an average of 67.6 from his six innings as New Zealand finished eighth at the tournament they hosted.

South African Raynard van Tonder was named captain while India's top three of Prithvi Shaw, Manjot Kalra and Shubman Gill were all included.

ICC tournament team: Prithvi Shaw (India), Manjot Kalra (India), Shubman Gill (India), Finn Allen (New Zealand), Raynard van Tonder (South Africa, capt), Wandile Makwetu (South Africa), Anukul Roy (India), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (India), Gerald Coetzee (South Africa), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan, Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan), Alick Athanaze (Windies, 12th man).

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