Here’s Our T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament

Here’s Our T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament
Here’s Our T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament
Here’s Our T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament

There has been some controversy surrounding the official International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament team for the recently concluded 2021 t20 World Cup, with some deserving players being left out for players who did not make much of an impact in the tournament.

The cricketing community has been disappointed with the selections because they believe that some of the best performers in the mega event have been unfairly dropped and their outstanding performances throughout the tournament have gone unnoticed.

The format of the 2021 T20 World Cup may have played a role in such selections, as international teams such as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh had to play in the first round of the competition and thus played more matches than Pakistan and England. This has resulted in players being chosen solely on the basis of their statistics rather than their performances against top teams.

We at ProPakistani have provided you with ball-by-ball updates and comprehensive coverage of the mega event, and we believe it is necessary to present our Team of the Tournament based on the exceptional performances of the players in the T20 World Cup. The players chosen for the Tournament Team are judged based on their performances throughout the tournament, as well as the team’s overall balance. Players were also chosen based on their ability to play in the respective position regardless of where they previously played for their respective teams.

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David Warner

David Warner, the tournament’s winner, lit up the tournament with two consecutive half-centuries in the semi-final and final. Warner’s outstanding performance in 7 matches, with 289 runs at an average of 48.16 and a strike rate of 146.70, helped Australia win their first T20 World Cup title.

Mohammad Rizwan

Throughout the tournament, Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter was outstanding. In the tournament, he had three half-centuries, including one against India in the first game and another against Australia in the semi-final. Rizwan finished the tournament as the third-highest scorer, with 281 runs at an average of 70.25 and a strike rate of 127.72 in six matches. While Rizwan is widely regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers in the world, he will not be playing in this squad. Isn’t it fortunate that he’s also an electric fielder?

Babar Azam (C)

Pakistan’s captain will also serve as captain of the tournament team. Babar had a fantastic tournament, both as a batsman and as a captain. He finished the tournament as the tournament’s leading run-scorer, with 303 runs at an average of 60.60 and a strike rate of 126.25 in six matches. Babar became the first Pakistani captain in World Cup history to win a match against archrival India, and he also led the Men in Green to their first semi-final appearance since 2012.

While Babar batted first for Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, he was moved to the number three spot.

Jos Buttler (WK)

The wicket-keeper scored the only century in this year’s T20 World Cup and was outstanding for England at the top of the order. In the six matches he played in the tournament, he scored 269 runs at an average of 89.66 and a strike rate of 151.12. Buttler was an obvious choice for the team, and his ability to bat anywhere in the batting order makes him one of the best players in T20 cricket. While he has been designated as the two-down batter, he can be promoted to the top of the order if necessary.

Mitchell Marsh

Mitch Marsh of Australia finally paid back the selectors’ faith by playing a key role in Australia’s title-winning campaign. The flamboyant all-rounder was consistent throughout the tournament and was named player of the final after scoring a match-winning knock to help Australia defeat New Zealand by eight wickets.
Marsh scored 185 runs in 5 innings of T20 World Cup play, with an average of 61.66 and a strike rate of 146.82. While he batted at one-down for Australia, he was selected in the middle order for our Team of the Tournament because of his ability to increase the tempo in the middle phase of the innings.

Moeen Ali

Throughout the mega event, the English all-rounder was outstanding with both the bat and the ball. In the four innings he pitched in the tournament, he scored 92 runs with an average of 46.00 and a strike rate of 131.42. His bowling figures were also impressive, with 7 wickets at an average of 11.00 and an economy rate of 5.50.

Wanindu Hasaranga

The 21-year old was one of the most dangerous new ball bowlers in the entire tournament. He started off the campaign with three wickets against India. He also picked up the wicket of Aaron Finch in the first over of the semi-final. His threat with the new ball is what makes him an essential pick in the Team of the Tournament.

Adam Zampa

Zampa was one of the event’s standout performers. The young leg-spinner finished the tournament as the tournament’s second-highest wicket-taker, with 13 wickets at an average of 12.07 and an economy rate of 5.81 in seven matches. Due to his outstanding performances in every match of the tournament, he was one of the contenders for tournament player of the year.

Shaheen Afridi

The 21-year-old was one of the tournament’s most dangerous new ball bowlers. He began the season with three wickets against India. He also dismissed Aaron Finch in the first over of the semi-final. His threat with the new ball is what makes him a must-have pick for the Tournament Team. In six T20 World Cup matches, Shaheen took seven wickets at an average of 24.14 and an economy rate of 7.04. Despite not having a perfect send-off, the young left-arm pacer was impressed throughout the mega event.

Trent Boult

Along with Shaheen, the experienced left-arm Kiwi pacer would make a fearsome opening attack. Throughout the tournament, Boult was New Zealand’s best bowler, and his performance in the final was outstanding. Boult finished the tournament as the third-highest wicket-taker, with 13 wickets at an average of 13.30 and an economy rate of 6.25 in seven matches.

Josh Hazlewood

The tall Australian pacer was the pick of the Australian pace trio and is the final player on our Tournament Team. Hazlewood’s superb line and length, as well as his ability to bowl in all phases of the game, elevate him to the ranks of an elite all-format bowler. In seven games, Hazlewood took 11 wickets at an average of 15.90 and an economy rate of 7.29.

Honorable Mentions

There were a few more players who performed admirably in the tournament but did not make our Team of the Tournament. Sri Lanka’s Charith Asalanka, South Africa’s Aiden Markram and Anrich Nortje, Pakistan’s Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan, and New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell all had a case for inclusion in the Team of the Tournament but were unlucky to be overlooked.


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