Top Players in Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 POT Contention

Another thrilling edition of the T20 World Cup 2024 is set to be concluded. In this one month, fans experienced some unforgettable moments. After having an exciting season, India and South Africa are locking horns in Barbados. The thrilling season has seen some incredible performances. As the final day is going on, a few players are on the Player of the Tournament’s contender list. In this article, we will explore the contenders. 

Rohit Sharma:

In the white ball cricket, Rohit Sharma is a gem. In the ongoing tournament, the Indian captain showcased his brilliance even after having some setbacks earlier in the tournament. After that, he showcased amazing consistency with the bat. Against Australia, he played an exciting knock of 92 runs in 41 balls. That pushed the team closer to the win. 

In the semifinal against England, he scored another half-century and played a knock of 57 runs in 339 balls. Before appearing in the final game, he scored 257 runs being the highest run scorer for India. He is a big contender for the Player of the Tournament.

Jasprit Bumrah:

The next name can be in the list is Jasprit Bumrah. The Indian speedster doesn’t need any introduction for his excellence. With a glorious career, he continued his form in this edition of the T20 World Cup too. From thriving on USA soil to creating magic in the Caribbean, he got all it covered. 

In this edition of the tournament, he has taken 13 wickets. In the last semifinal, he secured 2 crucial wickets by conceding just 12 runs. He is the second-highest wicket-taker in India. He is holding an edge to be the Player of the Tournament. 

Arshdeep Singh:

Another Indian is also on the list. Arshdeep Singh, the Indian pacer is ruling the tournament with his speed. Arshdeep has been impressive in the T20 World Cup 2024, claiming 15 wickets at an economy rate of 7.50. His performance places him fourth on the list of highest wicket-takers in a single edition of the tournament. 

The left-arm pacer’s ability to consistently take wickets has been a standout feature, contributing significantly to his team’s success in the competition. He delivered a standout performance for India in their Group ‘A’ match against the USA at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. He recorded exceptional figures of 4-0-9-4. 

Fazalhaq Farooqi:

In this edition of the T20 World Cup, Afghanistan found a gem in the form of Fazalhaq Farooqi. In the whole tournament, he has showcased his excellence almost in every name. He leads the wicket-takers in T20 World Cup 2024 with 17 dismissals, surpassing Wanindu Hasaranga’s record. 

His standout performance against Uganda, conceding only 9 runs while taking 5 wickets, highlights his dominance. Farooqi’s stellar form makes him a top contender for the Player of the Tournament title, showcasing his impact and skill throughout the competition.

Anrich Nortje:

In this edition of the T20 World Cup 2024, South Africa’s performance has been commendable. They qualified in the final match for the very first time. Bowler Anrich Nortje’s performance has been a key to their success. He took 13 wickets in 8 games.  Nortje has made a remarkable comeback to international cricket, excelling on challenging wickets in the USA. 

His standout performance began with figures of 4/7 against Sri Lanka. In the West Indies, he continued his impressive form, delivering a decisive final over that secured a narrow victory over England. Additionally, Nortje contributed with 2/7 in the semi-final clash against Afghanistan, underscoring his effectiveness under pressure in crucial matches.

Tabraiz Shamsi:

In this edition of the T20 World Cup, the South African bowler’s performance has always been pleasing to watch. In the contenders list, the next name is Tabraiz Shamsi. He has made a significant impact in the T20 tournament, standing out as the sole spinner among pace-dominated teams. 

Despite featuring in only four matches, he has consistently influenced outcomes by securing 11 wickets. Shamsi kicked off with a memorable 4/19 against Nepal, pivotal in South Africa’s narrow victory. His recent performances include consecutive three-wicket hauls, showcasing his pivotal role in the team’s success.

Quinton de Kock:

Quinton de Kock has emerged as a standout performer for South Africa in the lead-up to the final, accumulating over 150 runs in 8 matches, totaling 204 runs. His impactful contributions include two significant half-centuries: 74 against USA and 65 against England, pivotal in securing South Africa’s spot in the semi-finals. De Kock’s consistent performances have been a source of optimism and strength for the South African team throughout the tournament.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz:

Afghanistan’s performance was one of the most glorious chapters of the T20 World Cup 2024. In 8 matches, Rahmanullah Gurbaz has amassed 281 runs at a strike rate of 124.33, with his highest score being 80. His contributions have transformed Afghanistan, previously known for their bowling prowess, into a balanced team. 

Gurbaz’s campaign began with a resilient 76 against Uganda and continued with match-winning performances, scoring 80 against New Zealand and 60 against Australia. His solid presence has been pivotal at the top of Afghanistan’s batting order throughout the tournament.

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