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Players who excelled in the T20 World Cup 2022

The eighth edition of the Twenty20 format World Cup ends on Sunday with a championship match at the MCG in Melbourne. England won their second title after beating Pakistan by five wickets in the title decider. The month-long tournament in Australia was an exciting one, with multiple upsets and individual brilliance that captivated the crowds. Let’s take a look at the players who stood out during the T20 World Cup 2022.


Top performers at the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup


Along with well-known players, the list of best performers for the just concluded T20 World Cup 2022 had a few surprises. Here is a list of the players who performed particularly well during the eighth edition of the tournament.


Most Runs (Virat Kohli)


Former India captain Virat Kohli was in magnificent form in the 2022 Twenty20 World Cup main event, scoring 296 runs, the most in the tournament. Kohli made four half-centuries in six innings with a strike rate of 136.40, and he was the pivotal figure of his side’s batting lineup. Suryakumar Yadav, Kohli’s compatriot, was also among the top run scorers. Besides, Maxwell Patrick O’Dowd of the Netherlands’ inclusion in the list was a surprising one.


Top 3 most run scorers


Player   Inn         Runs      HS           SR           50s


Virat Kohli           6              296         82*         136.40   4


Maxwell Patrick O’Dowd               8              242         71*         112.55   2


Suryakumar Yadav           6              239         68           189.68   3


Most Wickets (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva)


Sri Lanka’s leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva was the most successful bowler in the eighth edition of the Twenty20 format World Cup with 15 wickets in eight innings. The other two bowlers who finished among the top three are England’s Sam Curran and the Netherlands’ Bas de Leede. Both Curran and de Leede had a strike rate of just over 10, which indicates how lethal they were during the tournament.


Top 3 most wicket takers


Player   Inn         Wickets                BBI         Econ      SR


Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva       8              15           3/8         6.41        12.4


Sam Curran         6              13           5/10       6.52        10.4


BFW de Leede   7              13           3/19       7.68        10.1


High Scores: (Rilee Rossouw)


Only two hundred were scored in the 2022 T20 World Cup. South African Rilee Rossouw was the first player to score a century in the tournament against Bangladesh. In fact, his 109 runs was the highest in the competition. Glenn Phillips was the only other batter to score a hundred in the tournament, scoring 104 runs against Sri Lanka.


Top 3 high scores


Player   Runs      Opposition


Rilee Rossouw (South Africa)      109         Bangladesh


Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)      104         Sri Lanka


Devon Conway (New Zealand)  92*         Australia


Best Bowling Figures (Sam Curran)


England’s Sam Curran was one of the most consistent performers in the Twenty20 World Cup 2022. He was the only bowler to pick five wickets in an innings, and that was against Afghanistan in a Super 12s match. South Africa’s Anrich Nortje and New Zealand’s Trent Boult finished in the top three on the best bowling figures list.


Top 3 best bowling figures


Player   BBI         Opposition


Sam Curran (England)    5/10       Afghanistan


Anrich Nortje (South Africa)        4/10       Bangladesh


Trent Boult (New Zealand)          4/13       Sri Lanka


Most Dismissals: (Jos Buttler)


England’s captain, Jos Buttler, had the most dismissals with nine. Understandably, he was the most reliable keeper in the competition. Scott Edwards of the Netherlands and Quinton de Kock of South Africa finished second and third on the list, respectively.


Top 3 most dismissals


Player   Innings Dismissals


Jos Buttler (England)      6              9


Scott Edwards (Netherlands)      8              9


Quinton de Kock (South Africa) 5              7


Most Catches (Dasun Shanaka)


Sri Lanka’s captain, Dasun Shanaka, was the most reliable one when it came to taking catches. Shanaka had nine catches, the most in the tournament. Ireland’s Mark Adair and England’s Liam Livingstone finished in the top three on the list.


Top 3 most catches


Player   Innings Catches


Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka)           8              9


Mark Adair (Ireland)       7              7


Liam Livingstone (England)          6              6


Most Sixes (Sikandar Raza)


When it comes to hitting sixes during the T20 World Cup 2022, expectations weren’t met. With 11, Sikandar Raza had the most sixes in the tournament. In terms of most sixes, Alex Hales of England and Kusal Mendis of Sri Lanka came in second and third, respectively.


Top 3 most sixes


Player   Innings Sixes


Sikandar Raza    8              11


Alex Hales           6              10


Kusal Mendis     8              10




The Twenty20 World Cup this year featured a number of exciting matchups between the favourites and relatively weaker opponents. Therefore, players from less strong teams put up impressive performances during the main event. Besides, some of the top cricketers were exceptional as well. The T20 World Cup 2022 was overall quite enjoyable, and England ultimately took home the trophy.


Source: United News of Bangladesh