Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Nov 13 2022, 1:19 PM

T20 World Cup 2022: Team of the Tournament

image-lafdagunEngland (Source: Twitter)

The T20 World Cup 2022 has come to its end with England lifting the trophy for the second time in the history. In the finals they faced off against Pakistan and won a close contest to wear the crown for a second time. 

As the one month saga is now over, we have 16 teams competing to their level best in order to win the title. But ultimately the team that played their best cricket in the tournament rightfully laid their claims to the trophy. 

Now in this article, we try to build a team of the best performers in the World Cup. Let us take a look at the top 11 players of ICC T20 World Cup 2022. 


Alex Hales

Innings: 6  Runs: 212  Avg: 42.40 Strike Rate: 147.22 Runs in Boundaries(%): 64.15

Alex Hales has been very consistent in the tournament in giving starts to England. He also did not give up his strike rate in order to score runs on a daily basis. 

image-lafdb2fgJos Buttler and Alex Hales (Source: AP Newsroom)

Jos Buttler (C/WK)

Innings: 6 Runs: 225 Avg: 45.00  Strike Rate: 144.23  Runs in Boundaries(%): 61.33

Jos Buttler led his team from the front. He not only scored and gave his team explosive starts, but believed in his team when they were down after an unfortunate defeat against Ireland. Also, the way he showed faith in his spinners during the semi-final speaks of his strategic acumen. 

Middle Order

Virat Kohli

Innings: 6 Runs: 298  Avg: 98.66  Strike Rate: 136.40  Runs in Boundaries(%): 50

Virat Kohli was the most consistent batter throughout the tournament. He had 4 half-centuries in the tournament and delivered for his team in the toughest of times. 

image-lafdd09kVirat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav

Innings: 6 Runs: 239  Avg: 59.75  Strike Rate: 189.68  Runs in Boundaries(%): 66.10

Surykumar Yadav was the x-factor in the Indian batting line up. He was consistent and striking at a good rate at the same time. 

Glenn Phillips

Innings: 5 Runs: 201  Avg: 40.20  Strike Rate: 158.26  Runs in Boundaries(%): 61.69

Glenn Phillips was the most consistent and the best Kiwi batter if the whole tournament is considered. He deserves to be the rightful number 5 in this team. 

All Rounders

Shadab Khan

Innings: 6  Runs: 98  Avg: 24.50 Strike Rate: 168.96  Runs in Boundaries(%): 59.18

Overs: 26.0  Runs Conceded: 165  Wickets: 11 Economy: 6.34 Strike Rate: 14.1

Shadab Khan played an impactful knock of 52 runs against South Africa, a match on which the fate of his team depended. Besides, that he has been very effective and consistent with the ball throughout the tournament. 

Ben Stokes

Innings: 6 Runs: 110 Avg: 36.66 SR: 105.76 (52* off 49 in final)

Overs: 16.2 Runs Conceded: 111 Wickets: 6 Economy: 6.79

Once again Ben Stokes stepped up in the final and took his team home. His impactful knocks under pressure situations against Sri Lanka and in the final, has earned him the place in the team. 

image-lafde59pSam Curran (Source: Ap Newsroom)

Sam Curran

Overs: 12.4  Runs Conceded: 148  Wickets: 13  Economy: 6.52  Strike Rate: 11.2

Sam Curran bowled the hard overs for England in the death. Even while bowling the most difficult overs, he conceded runs at a rate less than 8 runs per over and also picked up regular wickets. 


Mark Wood

Overs: 14  Runs Conceded: 108  Wickets: 9 Economy: 7.71  Strike Rate: 9.3

Mark Wood has been the impactful bowler for the English team. His extra pace has been a talking point of the tournament and hence he deserves a place in the team of the tournament.


image-lafdevyoShaheen Afridi (Source: AP Newsroom)

Shaheen Afridi

Overs: 25.1  Runs Conceded: 155  Wickets: 11 Economy: 6.15  Strike Rate: 13.7

Shaheen Afridi peaked at the right moment in the tournament. His performances towards the end really impacted Pakistan's journey in a positive way in the tournament. 

Anrich Nortje

Overs: 17.3  Runs Conceded: 94  Wickets: 11 Economy: 5.37  Strike Rate: 9.5

Anrich Nortje had an impactful performance during South Africa's stay in the tournament. The biggest plus was his efficiency, that is the runs he conceded to pick up wickets was great. 

Team of T20 World Cup 2022

image-lafdh6naTeam of the Tournament 

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2022 Final, ENG vs PAK: Ben Stokes masterclass helps England clinch the title