The ICC unveiled the T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament one day after the big final.
On Sunday night at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the month-long T20 World Cup 2022 came to a close with England being crowned the winners for the second time in history. A ferocious Pakistani pace attack put the Jos Buttler-led team on the back foot in the final, making 138 a respectable score at the MCG. Ben Stokes, however, once again stepped up for England and finished the chase in the penultimate over. The ICC unveiled the T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament one day after the big final.
Four members of the winning England team make up the team, along with two players each from Pakistan and India and one player each from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and New Zealand. The 12th guy, who is also from the Indian team, was also put in the lineup by the ICC.
The two top batsmen from India that make the starting XI are Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. With 296 runs scored and a sensational average of 98.66, Kohli has had a strong World Cup performance in Australia. He has become the tournament’s leading run-getter for the second time in T20 history, and his four fifty-plus scores include the breathtaking 82* against Pakistan to start India’s campaign.
The other Indian batsman to make the XI is Suryakumar, who finished as the second-highest run-scorer with 239 runs at a staggering strike rate of 189.68. He also climbed to the top spot in the ICC T20I batters rating during the competition T20 star.
Hardik Pandya, an all-rounder, was also included by the ICC as the team’s 12th player following his outstanding performance in Australia when he took eight wickets in six games and was third on the team in scoring.
Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Glenn Philips, Sikandar Raza, Shadab Khan, Sam Curran, Anrich Nortje, Mark Wood, and Shaheen Shah Afridi make up the T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament. Hardik Pandya is the 12th player.
Over the past three months, Shubman Gill has experienced the kind of purple patch that batters can only hope for. The 23-year-old has made centuries in each of the game’s three formats during this time, and on Wednesday, he gave India a decisive advantage over New Zealand by scoring his first T20I century in just his sixth T20I encounter.
In the first Test against Bangladesh in Chattogram in December, Gill notched his first Test century, which launched a successful streak for him. After that, he scored centuries in back-to-back ODI games, turning the second one into a double century as well. He then hit an undefeated 40 to help India win the following game before going on to score another century.
In the T20I series against New Zealand, Gill’s scorching record earned him the opportunity to bat first. Although he struggled in the first two games, Gill scorched an unbeaten 126 off just 63 balls in the third.
The highest score by an Indian batter in T20 Internationals was broken by this. With vice-captain KL Rahul and skipper Rohit Sharma as the favored openers, Gill is no longer regarded as India’s second-string player, as was the case even during their most recent Test match.