Saurabh Saket ∙ Nov 12 2022, 1:00 PM

I think it should be Shadab Khan for the way he is playing: Babar Azam

image-ladvc5ebShadab Khan has been one of the key factors for Pakistan's journey to the finals (Source: Twitter)

Pakistan have surprised a lot of critics and fans as the team defeated New Zealand in the first semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022 to make way into the finals after a sloppy group stage performance, that saw them qualify anger hanging by a thread.

Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam was present for the press conference organised by ICC this Saturday where the player talked about Pakistan's chances, their journey to the finals and his confidence on his team.

When talked about picking the player of the tournament, Babar was quick to name his fellow teammate Shadab Khan, 

"I think it should be Shadab Khan for the way he is playing, While his bowling has been outstanding, his batting also improved quite a bit,"

"His dominating performances in the last three games along with his outstanding fielding makes him a prime contender for the Player of the Tournament."

Nine players have been shot-listed for the Player of the Tournament by ICC with players from England and Pakistan dominating the list.

There are three players from England, two each from Pakistan and India and one each from Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. Fans get the chance to vote for the winner.

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