India Dominate T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament

India Dominate T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament

India’s triumphant run at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is reflected in the Team of the Tournament, with a whopping six players from the champion squad making the cut.

Leading the charge is skipper Rohit Sharma, who will captain this prestigious team, and Player of the Tournament Jasprit Bumrah.

Adding to India’s dominance are all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel, explosive middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav, and young pace sensation Arshdeep Singh.

Afghanistan’s surprise journey to the semi-finals is recognized with three inclusions. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the tournament’s leading run-scorer, is joined by spin maestro Rashid Khan and left-arm quick Fazalhaq Farooqi.

West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran and Australia’s Marcus Stoinis round out the playing XI, showcasing their all-round abilities throughout the competition. South Africa’s fiery paceman Anrich Nortje makes the squad as the 12th man.

Sharma and Gurbaz Lead the Way

Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, finished as the second-highest run-scorer with a crucial 257 runs in eight innings. His knock of 92 against Australia stands out, laying the groundwork for India’s eventual victory.

Partnering him at the top is Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the tournament’s leading run-scorer with a phenomenal 281 runs, including three crucial fifties.

All-Round Brilliance

The team boasts a wealth of all-round talent. Nicholas Pooran, the West Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, played impactful knocks, including a blistering 98 against Afghanistan.

India’s Hardik Pandya impressed with both bat and ball, scoring 144 runs and picking up 11 wickets, including the crucial final over in the championship match.

Axar Patel also showcased his all-around prowess, scoring a vital 47 in the final and taking three wickets in the semi-final against England.

Bowling Powerhouse

The bowling attack is spearheaded by the phenomenal Jasprit Bumrah, who was rightfully named Player of the Tournament. His spell in the final turned the tide for India, and he finished with an exceptional 15 wickets at a jaw-dropping economy rate of 4.17.

Young Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh joins him, having taken a joint-highest 17 wickets throughout the tournament. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan provides valuable spin support with his 14 wickets, while Fazalhaq Farooqi’s four-wicket haul against New Zealand was instrumental in Afghanistan’s group stage success.

South Africa’s Anrich Nortje, named as the 12th man, adds further firepower with his 15 wickets at an impressive economy rate.

This T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament reflects the well-rounded performance of India and the impressive showing of Afghanistan. With impactful contributions from other cricketing nations, the 2024 edition was a truly global spectacle.