Kevin Pietersen announced his very own T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament, and said that he thinks it’s a “big ask” to pick the best XI from a group of players who were all playing at the highest level.
Pietersen said in an interview: “I think it’s difficult to pick a playing XI from a team (England) that has played so well together. We’ve had such a good group, but having said that, there are some players who I think would want to be in there.”
Jos Buttler (England)
Kevin says. “The Captain of England cricket team had shown the best shots and been arguably the first global Twenty20 superstar.”
Jos Buttler is considered the finest white-ball batsman England have ever produced.
Alex Hales (England)
Kevin already commented before the tournament that Alex is a match-winner, and he proved to be exactly that for England.
When it mattered most against New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and India, he delivered three vital knocks. Kevin continues, “ He is an incredible opener batsman and helped England secure a place in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 final.”
Virat Kohli (India)
Kevin speaks up about Kohli, “King kohli has been one of the highlights of the tournament for me by seeing him coming back to his form.
Virat Kohli was the first player to end two ICC T20 World Cup campaigns as the leading run-scorer in the tournament.
Suryakumar Yadav (India)
Kevin backed Suryakumar by saying, “ Extraordinary player with extraordinary shots. Surya is named as Indian AB de Villiers by former cricket players. This man is the Mr. 360 of India as he smashes the ball all over the park in every area of the ground.
He knows how to light up the match and has now done it on the international stage.
Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)
The most impressive batter who smashed 104, by a distance the top score in the match, to help New Zealand to a crunching win over Sri Lanka in Sydney
His century against Sri Lanka was one of the best innings of the World Cup.
Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
219 runs and 10 wickets
This man is the fourth-highest wicket-taker with nine scalps, his economy rate of 6.60 superior to all three men above him on the list. Raza caught my eye for Zimbabwe with his all-round abilities.
Finishing with 219 runs and 10 wickets against some of the best in the world is no mean feat.
Sam Curran (England)
Being the England part-timer Player of the Tournament at a World Cup, England’s Sam Curran was named the ICC Player of the Tournament after his superb returns in T20 world cup 2022.
The left arm pacer made his name in the field with some mind boggling shots in the matches.
Shadab Khan (Pakistan)
When Pakistan defeated the West Indies in a T20 encounter at Bridgetown in 2017, Shadab had a dream debut for an international player when he was named player of the match. He displayed great ball control throughout the match.
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka led the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in wickets for the second year in a row. Hasaranga finished the tournament with one fewer wicket than in 2021 but continued to top the bowlers’ list with 15 wickets, including a best of 3/8.
Anrich Nortje (South Africa)
Across all game formats, Nortje has established himself as an elite bowler. His express pace is a dangerous weapon, and he was clearly showing off his aptitude for getting wickets. Watching him play is a relief to be getting backed up when we feel like losing.
Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)
Afridi became the quickest fast bowler to amass 50 T20I wickets. The achievement was done by the speedster during Pakistan’s Super 12 match against Temba Bavuma’s South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the T20 World Cup 2022. His relentless performance in the past matches are enough to give a statement about how good he is as a player.