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Cricket Australia has named their team of the tournament

England won the 2022 T20 World Cup after defeating Pakistan in a low-scoring match at the MCG on Sunday, November 13. The recently concluded tournament featured a number of exciting matches, with several players rising to the occasion and putting in decisive performances for their respective teams. While the ICC named the tournament’s official team in the aftermath of England’s victory, cricket.com.au has put forward their best XI of the tournament, including a surprise inclusion.

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Number 1. Jos Buttler (England)

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Jos Buttler, England’s white-ball captain, joins his opening partner on this list, having been an important part of the squad since taking over from the recently retiring Eoin Morgan. Buttler himself would not have foreseen his team’s victory after losing the first two white-ball series at home. However, the wicketkeeper-batter guided his team well to a second T20 victory.

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Number 2. Alex Hales (England)

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Alex Hales has experienced a roller-coaster three years, going from missing the 2019 World Cup due to contentious circumstances to winning the T20 championship. He was a late addition to the squad after Jonny Bairstow’s terrible injury left him out of the event.

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Number 3. Virat Kohli (India)

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Virat Kohli’s love affair with Australian venues continued in the just-ended competition, as the Indian batting ace finished as the event’s highest run-getter with 296 runs and four half-centuries. He began the season with a remarkable 82* against archrival Pakistan at the MCG, and he proceeded to churn out runs for pleasure.

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Number 4. Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)

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New Zealand flattered to deceive in yet another ICC event, bowing out in the semi-finals after a mediocre effort against Pakistan. They have, however, discovered a new star in Glenn Phillips, who demonstrated his power-hitting prowess by blasting a sparkling tonne against Sri Lanka.

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Number 5. Suryakumar Yadav (India)

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Suryakumar Yadav, the world’s top T20I hitter, is undoubtedly the most exciting batter right now. His stunning performance in the 2022 T20 World Cup prompted similarities to South African batting legend AB de Villiers. He had a strike rate of 189.68 while scoring 239 runs for the Men in Blue.

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Number 6. Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)

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Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza, a man for all situations, reinforced his status as a white-ball great in the T20 World Cup. With 219 runs in eight matches and 10 wickets with the ball, he made a significant contribution to his team’s prospects.

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Number 7. Shadab Khan (Pakistan)

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After some good fortune and some outstanding bowling efforts, the Men in Green made it to the championship final. While Pakistan’s pacers normally get the credit, it was their star spinner Shadab Khan who was one of the tournament’s most consistent performers. Shadab took 11 wickets throughout the season and also had a number of useful cameos with the bat.

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Number 8. Sam Curran (England)

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Sam Curran, the tournament’s player of the year this year, was England’s go-to guy with the ball. Although he was efficient with the new ball, it was his death-bowling heroics that carried England to the finals. His 3/12 in a dramatic MCG conclusion won him, player of the match honours, as well.

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Number 9. Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh)

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This one is very unexpected. Despite taking just three wickets at the World Cup, Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman is named to Australian Cricket’s squad of the tournament. With an economy rate of 5.60, the skilled left-arm pacer was one of the tournament’s most economical bowlers.

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Number 10. Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)

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Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi peaked at the appropriate time for the Men in Green, with his frightening exploits with the ball in deciders propelling Pakistan to the final. Unfortunately, after hobbling out in the final against England, the bowler was unable to add to his total of 11 wickets.

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Number 11. Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

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South Africa’s T20 World Cup campaign ended in a similar manner, with the team failing to advance to the knockout round despite being labelled as one of the tournament favourites. Anrich Nortje, on the other hand, had a fantastic campaign, destroying batsmen with his scorching speed and taking 11 wickets. He also has the greatest economy rate in the competition for a bowler with more than 15 overs.