T20 World Cup 2021: One top performer from each team

T20 World Cup 2021: One top performer from each team

The tournament brought several star players at the forefront, showcasing their true talent with the bat and the ball.

2. New Zealand – Trent Boult

Trent Boult
Trent Boult. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

The left-arm pacer never really started out as a gun T20 specialist bowler. However, over the years, by delivering in tough situations in the white-ball game and also honing his skills in the IPL, Boult is quite the finished article. He bowled at an impressive speed, with great accuracy, and picked up wickets throughout the tournament. 

He ended the tournament with 13 wickets with an economy rate of 6.25, which could’ve been much better if not for a bad game against England. However, he turned with all his skills in the final, delivering a spell of 2 for 18 in his four overs. Despite that effort not being enough, it shouldn’t be forgotten how crucial he was in the Blackcaps’ journey to the final in this tournament and how instrumental he has been in their rise at the international level.