T20 World Cup Babar Azam named captain of ICC’s Most Valuable Team of the Tournament no Indian included

T20 World Cup Babar Azam named captain of ICC’s Most Valuable Team of the Tournament no Indian included
T20 World Cup Babar Azam named captain of ICC’s Most Valuable Team of the Tournament no Indian included
T20 World Cup Babar Azam named captain of ICC’s Most Valuable Team of the Tournament no Indian included

Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, has been named captain of the Official ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Upstox Most Valuable Team of the Tournament.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) made the announcement on Monday, following Australia’s first T20 World Cup victory. For the first time in history, no Indian cricketer has been named to the governing body’s squad.

Despite his record-breaking performances in the T20 World Cup, Mohammad Rizwan did not make the cut.
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On November 15, 2021, Babar Azam was named captain of the ICC’s Most Valuable Team of the Tournament, with no Indians included.

The team includes players from champion Australia, runner-up New Zealand, England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and South Africa, who were chosen based on their performances in the World Cup. Australia’s opening batter David Warner, leg-spinner Adam Zampa, and seamer Josh Hazlewood all make the squad after guiding their team to their first-ever T20 World Cup title.

There are also spots in the lineup for England’s Jos Buttler as a wicketkeeper, Pakistan’s Babar Azam as captain, New Zealand left-armer Trent Boult, and Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga – the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.

A selection panel comprised of commentators put together the team.

Ian Bishop (Convenor), Natalie Germanos, Shane Watson, Lawrence Booth – of Wisden, the Daily Mail, and the Mail on Sunday – and Shahid Hashmi of Agence France Presse are all former international players and journalists. “As with any team selection, there will be varying opinions, and robust discussion on the final composition of the squad,” Ian Bishop said. The panel recognizes this and encourages the heated debate that will ensue.”

He stated that this team was extremely difficult to select during such a competitive tournament and that the selections were primarily based on the Super 12 and on the final.

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The team of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 (in batting order) is:

David Warner (Australia) – 289 runs at 48.16
Jos Buttler (wk) (England) – 269 runs at 89.66, five dismissals
Babar Azam (Captain, Pakistan) – 303 runs at 60.60
Charith Asalanka (Sri Lanka) – 231 runs at 46.20
Aiden Markram (South Africa) – 162 runs at 54.00
Moeen Ali (England) – 92 runs at a strike rate of 131.42, seven wickets at 11
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) – 16 wickets at 9.75
Adam Zampa (Australia) – 13 wickets at 12.07
Josh Hazlewood (Australia) – 11 wickets at 15.90
Trent Boult (New Zealand) – 13 wickets at 13.30
Anrich Nortje (South Africa) – nine wickets at 11.55
12th: Shaheen Afridi – seven wickets at 24.14

Pakistan skipper Babar, who was the only batter to break the 300-run barrier throughout the competition, captains the side at No.3.

His 68-point performance against old foes India led Pakistan to a memorable 10-wicket victory, and three more half-centuries in the Super 12 stages secured his team’s place in the semi-final against Australia.

While they were unable to overcome Aaron Finch’s team, Babar scored 39 runs in the first innings to cap off his campaign in a typically consistent fashion.

Shaheen Afridi, a Pakistani prodigy who began his tournament with a blistering new ball spell against old foes India, replaces him as the 12th man.

Afridi, 21, bowled out the talismanic top three of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and captain Virat Kohli to finish with three for 31 and lay the groundwork for a memorable victory.

The left-arm pacer finished the tournament with seven wickets at 24.14, and he will undoubtedly star in many more ICC World Cup events in his exciting future career.

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