There were plenty of choices for the opener. We are going with David Warner and Mohammad Rizwan.

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 came to a conclusion with Australia defeating New Zealand in a one-sided final. It was again the same theory of win toss and bowl first that worked. Australian captain Aaron Finch called correctly and inserted New Zealand into bat. Although the Kiwis posted a competitive 172 for 4 on the board on the back of a brilliant Kane Williamson knock, Australia yet again proved too good for them on the big day. They chased down the target with ease to lift their maiden T20 World Cup title. Following the conclusion of the ICC event, we present to you the team of the tournament.

Openers: David Warner, Mohammad Rizwan (wk)

Warner scored a crucial 49 in the semis against Pakistan and set up the title triumph with a blazing 53 in the final.

There were plenty of choices for the opener. We are going with David Warner and Mohammad Rizwan. Warner, who went into the T20 World Cup with question marks hanging around his form, emerged as the player of the tournament. He smashed 289 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 146.70 with three fifties. Warner scored a crucial 49 in the semis against Pakistan and set up the title triumph with a blazing 53 in the final.

Mohammad Rizwan was consistency personified in the T20 World Cup. He smashed 281 runs in six games at a strike rate of 127.72 with three half-centuries. Almost every time he went out to the middle, he scored runs. Rizwan scored a heroic half-century in the semis against Australia after being in the ICU for two days.

Middle-order – Babar Azam, Jos Buttler, Kane Williamson (c), Charith Asalanka

Kane Williamson would captain the team of the tournament. He led the Kiwis admirably yet again.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and England’s wicket-keeper batter Jos Buttleropened for their respective countries in the T20 World Cup. They would have to fit into the middle-order in the dream team. Azam was the only player to score over 300 runs in the competition. He smashed 303 runs at a strike rate of 126.25, crossing the fifty mark four times.

England’s batting centred around Buttler in this year’s T20 World Cup. He clobbered 269 runs in six games at a strike rate of 151.12, which included a maiden T20I hundred in the match against Sri Lanka.

Kane Williamson would captain the team of the tournament. He led the Kiwis admirably yet again. He scored crucial runs every time the team needed them and led from the front with a valiant 85 in the final.

In many ways, Charith Asalanka was the find of the tournament. Even as Sri Lanka struggled, Asalanka stood out with his talent, notching up 231 runs in six games at a strike rate of 147.13.

All -rounder – Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga is the only player who makes it to the all-rounder category.

Wanindu Hasaranga is the only player who makes it to the all-rounder category. Moeen Ali was another candidate but he did not have enough chances to bat barring the semis. Hasaranga made a significant impact on Sri Lanka with bat and ball. He was the T20 World Cup’s leading wicket-taker with 16 scalps, including a hat-trick against South Africa. He also contributed 119 runs at a strike rate of 148.75 with the bat.

Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Josh Hazlewood, Anrich Nortje

Leggie Adam Zampa was the standout performer for Australia with the ball.

Leggie Adam Zampa was the standout performer for Australia with the ball. He was the second leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 13 wickets at a strike rate of 12.4 and a superb economy of 5.81.

Trent Boult shone for the Kiwis with 13 wickets in seven games at a strike rate of 12.7 and an economy rate of 6.25. He carried the New Zealand attack on his shoulders.

Josh Hazlewood was the surprise success story for Australia. He finished the tournament with 11 wickets at a strike rate of 13 and an economy of 7.29. He was the standout bowler in the final with figures of 3 for 16.

South African speedster Anrich Nortje made a serious impact on the T20 World Cup with his pace and accuracy. He picked up nine wickets in five games at a strike rate of 12.8. Considering his speed, Nortje’s economy of 5.37 was unreal.

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