Every team played their best cricket in T20 World Cup, but how will it be if you see all the team’s cricket in T20 World Cup and make the best XI? let’s have a try
Opener: Jos Buttler and David Warner
Both these batsmen have been responsible behind their team’s journey of success in the tournament. Both these batsmen have scored consistently. Butler scored 269 runs in 6 matches at an average of 89.66 and a strike rate of 151+, while David Warner scored 289 runs at an average of 48.16 and a strike rate of 146+, both ranked No. 2 and 4 respectively in the list of most runs in the tournament. Huh. Jos Buttler has been the only batsman to score a century in the tournament, while Warner has scored 3 half-centuries. The atmosphere in which Warner got back into form and the runs he scored for the team till the end – they are just amazing. However, pairing them means leaving the successful pair of Babar-Rizwan (411 runs in 6 matches in which two 100 partnerships) what to do?
Middle Order: Charith Aslanka, Kane Williamson and Aiden Markram
The Sri Lanka team did not succeed but Charith Aslanka did a great job with the bat – his intention and range of shots were worth watching, scoring 231 runs in 6 matches at an average of 46.20. In the middle order, New Zealand will pick captain Kane Williamson and South Africa’s Aiden Markram. Williamson proved that he is not only an anchor but also a hitter by scoring 85 runs in 48 balls in the final. He scored 216 runs in 7 matches at a strike rate of 115+, on the other hand Aiden Markram took his team very close to the semi-finals and scored 52 runs in just 25 balls in the last match of Super 12. Markram scored 162 runs at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 145+. By the way, 77 * in 50 balls of the final also makes Marsh a contender.
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja and Wanindu Hasranga
Ravindra Jadeja and Vanindu Hasaranga are making their claim for all-rounders. Both the players have bowled very effectively with the ball, taking wickets whenever the team needed them. Wanindu Hasaranga hat-trick in the tournament, he took 16 wickets in 8 matches and also scored 119 runs in 5 innings and Jadeja took 7 wickets in 5 matches and scored 39 runs in 2 innings. Both of them are challenged by England’s Liam Livingstone and the advantage of taking them in the team will be that the team will get a brave finisher. He took 6 wickets in 6 matches and 46 runs in 3 innings.
Bowlers: Tim Southee, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Shadab Khan
Tim Southee has been brilliant with line and length throughout the tournament, be it the powerplays, the middle overs or the death overs, bowling brilliantly in all, taking 8 wickets in 7 matches and an economy rate of less than 7. Trent Boult took 13 wickets at 6.25 economy rate. It was very difficult for every batsman to understand this swing king of New Zealand. Boult teamed up with Tim Southee to form the deadliest new-ball combo of the tournament to take New Zealand close to the T20 World Cup title.
Shadab Khan left behind Shaheen Shah Afridi. He took 9 wickets in 6 matches at an economy rate of 6. Adam Zampa has a big hand in making Australia the champion. He not only took wickets in the middle overs but also created pressure from one end. He took 13 wickets in 7 matches at an economy rate of 6. No one has taken better advantage of slow pitches than him.