The T20 World Cup 2022 ended with the victory of England. The English team, led by Jos Buttler, defeated Babar Azam’s Pakistan by 5 wickets in the final to capture the title for the second time. The team of the tournament was announced by the ICC after the tournament was over. After this, now the host country has revealed its team of the tournament. Cricket Australia has selected two Indians, three England, two Pakistan and 1-1 players from Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and South Africa in this team.
Jos Buttler and Alex Hales have been selected as the openers of their playing XI of the tournament. Both these English players batted brilliantly throughout the tournament, while Buttler and Hales also had a record partnership of 170 runs against India in the semi-finals. Butler scored 225 runs in 6 matches of the T20 World Cup 2022 with a strike rate of 144.23. While in the same number of matches, Hales added 212 runs at a strike rate of 147.22.
Kohli was the top scorer of the tournament with an incredible average of 98.66
In the middle order, he replaced New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips along with Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. Kohli was the top scorer of the tournament at an incredible average of 98.66, scoring 296 runs with the bat. While Suryakumar Yadav scored 239 and Glenn Phillips scored 201.
Pakistan’s Shadab Khan has been given a place in this team along with Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe as a spin all-rounder. Sikandar Raza took 10 wickets in the tournament with 219 runs, while Shadab had 98 runs with 11 wickets. Against South Africa, Shadab played a stormy inning of 52 runs in 22 balls.
Cricket Australia has selected Sam Curran, Mustafizur Rahman, Shaheen Afridi and Enrich Norkhia as the team’s four fast bowlers
Cricket Australia has selected Sam Curran, Mustafizur Rahman, Shaheen Afridi and Enrich Norkhia as the four fast bowlers of the team. Curran was the man of the tournament with 13 wickets, while in the final. He also won the man of the match award by taking 3 wickets. Mustafizur has found a place in this team because of his economy rate, during the tournament the left-arm bowler picked up only 3 wickets at an economy of 5.60. The other two fast bowlers are Shaheen Afridi and Enrich Norkhia who took a total of 11 wickets each.