The T20 World Cup 2022, which is the biggest T20 event of the year has begun with a bang with the home team and one of the favourites of the tournament Australia losing miserably in the first game. In such a prestigious event, it is considered a big achievement to win the player of the tournament award. Who will win the honourable award this time around and guide their team to the trophy? Let’s find out:
Here are five players who can win the Player of the tournament award in the T20 World Cup:
1 Wanindu Hasaranga:
Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the best leg spinners going around. He has grown to become a deadly spinner in T20s and is more than handy with the hand. Hence, Hasaranga can hurt the opposition with his all-around abilities. With his ability to contribute in all three departments, he will have a great chance to claim the player of the world cup.
2 Babar Azam:
Pakistan’s captain and the top T20I batter in the world will start as the favourite to win the Player of the tournament award at the end of the T20 World Cup. Azam has been in tremendous form this year and he is showing no signs of stopping. As Babar opens the innings, he will have a great chance of ending the event as the leading run-scorer.
3 Suryakumar Yadav:
The number 2 T20I batter in the world, Suryakumar Yadav, is just a few points shy from the 1st position. He has been India’s top-performing batter this year and can take the game away from the opposition with his ability to hit the ball in any part of the ground. A lot of responsibility will lie on his shoulders as his role in the middle order can make or break a match for India. Considering his form, he has a good chance of winning the player of the tournament and trophy for India.
The pocket-sized dynamite did not have a great start to the World Cup but we know that he has the ability to bounce back quickly as he showed last year. Warner bats at the top and has a great chance to end the tournament as the leading run-getter and guide his team to another title win.
5 Virat Kohli:
Now that Kohli has regained his old touch and finally scored a hundred after almost three years, he has a great chance to win his third player of the tournament award in World Cups. Kohli has historically performed well in Australian conditions regardless of the format and with his newfound momentum, it would be hard to ignore him as one of the contenders.