Australian cricketers, namely Mitchell Marsh (77 0ff 52), David Warner (53 off 38) and Josh Hazlewood (3 for 16 in 4 overs) put on match-winning performances to help Australia beat New Zealand by 8 wickets on Sunday in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Australia put on a sensational batting performance to chase down a 172-run total against New Zealand and thereby lift the ICC T20 World Cup title for the first time in the history of T20 cricket. Skipper Kane Williamson’s heart-warming knock went in vain as Australian batsmen tore apart New Zealand’s bowling in the second innings.
For close to one month, the fans have witnessed some outstanding performances from players of different teams. We saw some young talented cricketers showcasing their mettle and also veterans showing why experience matters at the big stage. On that note, let’s take a look at our team of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
T20 World Cup 2021: Team Of The Tournament
Ahead of the start of the T20 World Cup 2021, David Warner’s form was a huge concern for Australia. He endured a poor outing with the bat in IPL 2021. In 8 matches, he only managed to score 195 runs. However, the Australia opener came back strongly in the T20 World Cup and silenced all the critics who seemed to have written him off in international cricket.
David Warner, one of the biggest match-winners for Australia, played yet another match-winning 53-run knock off just 38 balls on Sunday against New Zealand. He played a number of valuable knocks for Australia in the tournament and finished the season as the second highest run-scorer.
In 7 matches, he scored 289 runs at an average of 48.17 and a strike rate of 146.70. Thanks to those valuable peformances, David Warner bagged the Player of the Tournament award.