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Charlotte Edwards named Women's Player of the tournament

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England captain and opening batter Charlotte Edwards was today named the player of the tournament at the conclusion of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 at R.Premadasa Stadium.

Edwards was the unanimous choice of the select group of experts* following her consistent good form that helped guide her side to the final in Colombo. The 32-year-old batted five innings in the tournament, scoring a total of 172 runs at an average of 43, while finishing the event as the highest run-scorer.

Despite losing the final to Australia in Colombo, Edwards was pleased with her overall performance in the event and said upon receiving the accolade: "Tonight I would have liked to have been lifting the ICC World Twenty20 trophy but it wasn't to be for us. However, it's obviously very humbling to be named player of the tournament and it will be something that, with time, I will reflect upon and take great pride."