Meet the Eight Player of the Tournament Nominees for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

Player of the Tournament T20 World Cup 2024

Here’s a look at the eight players in contention for the Player of the Tournament at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024:

Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan)

Matches: 8, Wickets: 17, Average: 9.41, BBI: 5/9

Fazalhaq Farooqi has spearheaded Afghanistan’s campaign with his exceptional new-ball performance, taking 12 wickets in his first three games, including a career-best 5/9 against Uganda and 4/17 in a historic win over New Zealand. His remarkable movement with the ball, especially under lights, highlights the 23-year-old’s potential for Afghanistan’s future success.

Jasprit Bumrah (India)

Matches: 7, Wickets: 13, Average: 8.15, BBI: 3/7

Returning from an injury, Jasprit Bumrah has been in top form, notably against Pakistan in New York where he secured 3/14, guiding India to a six-run victory. His consistent performance throughout the tournament showcases his prowess.

Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

Matches: 8, Wickets: 13, Average: 13.46, BBI: 4/7

Anrich Nortje’s comeback to international cricket has been spectacular, utilizing the spicy wickets in the USA and the West Indies to his advantage. His notable performances include 4/7 against Sri Lanka and a brilliant final over against England.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)

Matches: 8, Runs: 281, Strike-rate: 124.33, Highest score: 80, Dismissals: 6

Rahmanullah Gurbaz has played a crucial role in Afghanistan’s transformation into a competitive batting side. His key contributions include a solid 76 against Uganda and match-winning knocks against New Zealand (80) and Australia (60).

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Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa)

Matches: 4, Wickets: 11, Average: 9.27, BBI: 4/19

As the only spinner on the list, Tabraiz Shamsi has made a significant impact despite playing just four matches. His standout performance of 4/19 against Nepal and consistent wicket-taking ability have been crucial for South Africa.

Rohit Sharma (India)

Matches: 7, Runs: 248, Strike Rate: 155.97, Highest score: 92

India’s captain Rohit Sharma has been instrumental with his aggressive batting approach, providing brisk starts. His best performance came with a 92 off 41 balls against Australia, setting up a match-winning total for India.

Arshdeep Singh (India)

Matches: 7, Wickets: 15, Average: 13, BBI: 4/9

Arshdeep Singh has excelled with the new ball for India, consistently taking wickets. His standout performance was a 4/9 against the USA, helping restrict them to a modest total that India successfully chased down.

Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Matches: 8, Runs: 204, Strike-rate: 143.66, Highest score: 74, Dismissals: 7

Quinton de Kock has been South Africa’s top scorer, with crucial fifties against the USA (74) and England (65) helping secure a semi-final spot. His consistent run-scoring and dismissals have been vital for his team.

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