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T20 World Cup 2024: Team of the Tournament

The 2024 T20 World Cup has wrapped up with India emerging victorious against South Africa in an exciting final.

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The 2024 T20 World Cup has wrapped up with India emerging victorious against South Africa in an exciting final. Here are the standout players who have earned their spots in the Team of the Tournament:

Rohit Sharma (India) – Captain

257 runs @ 36.71, SR: 156.70

Rohit Sharma reinvented his game, attacking from the first ball regardless of conditions or opponents. His 15 sixes in eight innings were the third-most in the tournament. His leadership and aggressive batting style were pivotal in India’s World Cup triumph.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)

281 runs @ 35.12, SR: 124.33 

Gurbaz played crucial innings for Afghanistan, adapting to match situations brilliantly. His three half-centuries included both aggressive and cautious knocks, proving his versatility at the top of the order.

Nicholas Pooran (West Indies)

228 runs @ 38, SR: 146.15 

Pooran was West Indies’ top scorer, adapting well to varying conditions. His explosive 98 against Afghanistan was a highlight, showcasing his ability to change the game single-handedly.

Suryakumar Yadav (India)

199 runs @ 28.42, SR: 135 

Despite a modest average, Suryakumar Yadav made crucial contributions in tough matches. His aggressive half-centuries against USA, Afghanistan, and Australia were instrumental in India’s progress.

Marcus Stoinis (Australia)

169 runs @ 42.25, SR: 164.07

10 wickets @ 15.10, ER: 8.88 

Stoinis excelled both with the bat and ball, providing crucial runs in the middle order and taking key wickets. His all-round performance was vital for Australia throughout the tournament.

Hardik Pandya (India)

144 runs @ 48, SR: 151.57

11 wickets @ 17.36, ER: 7.64 

Hardik Pandya was a standout all-rounder, delivering in crucial moments with both bat and ball. His finishing skills and key wickets, especially in the final, were vital for India’s success.

Axar Patel (India)

9 wickets @ 19.22, ER: 7.86 

Axar Patel was consistently effective with the ball, taking wickets in almost every match. His crucial knock of 47 in the final also highlighted his value as an all-rounder.

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

14 wickets @ 12.78, ER: 6.17 

Rashid Khan returned to form with a stellar World Cup, taking 14 wickets. His crucial cameo with the bat against Australia and effective leadership propelled Afghanistan to their first-ever semi-final.

Jasprit Bumrah (India) – Player of the Tournament

15 wickets @ 8.26, ER: 4.17 

Bumrah was unplayable, boasting the best economy rate among bowlers with at least 10 wickets. His consistent breakthroughs and tight spells earned him the Player of the Tournament award.

Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan)

17 wickets @ 9.41, ER: 6.31 

Farooqi was the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, shining in key matches. His standout performances included 4-17 against New Zealand and 3-33 against India, highlighting his match-winning capabilities.

Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

15 wickets @ 13.40, ER: 5.74 

Nortje’s pace and accuracy made him a formidable force. His ability to bowl dot balls and take wickets consistently was crucial for South Africa, especially in the latter stages of the tournament.

Tims is a CSA accreditated freelance cricket writer who also does cricket commentary for Guerilla Cricket SA and founder of the Full Quota Podcast.

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