T20 cricket is one of the most exciting formats that our sport has. The ebbs and flows of a T20 game is akin to a roller-coaster ride. The fact that it hardly takes three hours for a T20 game to culminate makes it all the more appealing to a vast fan base. After a gap of four years, which is the biggest between any two editions of the T20 World Cup, finally the next ICC world tournament is slated to take place in 2020, which makes up for a blockbuster time ahead for all of us. Today, we take a look at 5 players who can become the Man of the tournament in T20 World Cup.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli might well be a great player in Test cricket but when it comes to limited-overs format, his stature elevates to a legendary level. The Indian skipper has proved his mettle in the ICC World T20 events like none else. He was Man-of-the-Tournament in the last two editions of the T20 World Cup (2014 and 2016) and is one of the favorites to bag the silverware this time around as well. Kohli has batted 16 times in T20 World Cup crossing fifty-run mark on nine occasions. The charismatic batsman has 777 runs at an average of 86.33 with a strike-rate of 133.04.

David Warner

The Pocket size dynamo, David Warner will be one of the biggest threats for the bowlers in the 2020 T20 World Cup. The fact that he would be playing at his home makes him even more dangerous as he is well versed with the conditions and angles of different Aussie grounds. Warner, who burst on the scene as a T20 specialist, has evolved with time, and now has the ability to score runs briskly in a risk free manner. We have seen Warner bossing the IPL many times and he is one of the major contenders to win the Man-of-the-Tournament award in 2020 edition of T20 World Cup.

Babar Azam

In the madness of the world of T20 cricket, Babar Azam is a classical artist, who charms everyone with his elegant stroke play and invariable consistency. He is a one-man army in batting for Pakistan. The newly-appointed T20I skipper has already shown that the extra responsibility of captaining the side will in no way bog him down. In fact, he has started off his leadership tenure with back-to-back fifties in the first two games against Australia. The world’s no.1 ranked T20I batsman will have a major role to play in the 2020 T20 World Cup and one should not be too surprised if he emerges as the highest-run-getter in the ICC’s showpiece event.

Ben Stokes

England’s Ben Stokes is arguably the most valuable cricketer in the world. We knew all along how gun a player he is but now that it has translated into impactful performances on the biggest of stages, the expectations are only on the surge. The value of an all-rounder goes unabated in the shortest format. Stokes is a great hitter of pace bowling, can put in useful overs in the middle and is an acrobatic fielder. He is a dream player to have in T20Is. He had a forgettable time in the 2016 WT20 final but he made up for it with his Man-of-the-Match performance in the 2019 50-over World Cup. He would love to replicate his 2019 World Cup heroics in the 2020 T20 World Cup as well.

Andre Russell

Imagine a situation where a team needs 20 runs off the final over. Now, tell me who is the first player that comes to your mind to knock off these runs? Undoubtedly, it has to be the Jamaican heavyweight Andre Dwayne Russell. The powerful hitter of the ball is an absolute six-hitting machine. He is the best finisher in the world of T20 cricket. Russell has proved his credentials over and again in IPL and other franchise-based T20 leagues. With more than 5,000 runs and 275 wickets in T20s, he is someone who can prove to be a vital cog in West Indies’ title defence in 2020 T20 World Cup.

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