11. Shaheen Shah Afridi
The only poor outing for Shaheen came against Australia in the semi-final of the World Cup. During that game, Matthew Wade smashed him for three consecutive sixes to guide Australia into the final. But, this should not define Shaheen’s outstanding year with the ball.
10. Tabraiz Shamsi
His best bowling figures of 4/25 show his ability to keep it tight and also pick wickets. A bowling strike rate of 14 is also impressive, given the fact that the format is batter-friendly. Shamsi makes it to the squad as the proper spin bowling option for captain Babar.
9. Josh Hazlewood
In 7 games, Hazlewood picked 11 wickets for Australia. During the whole tournament, he had an impressive economy rate of 7.29. Given the fact that he bowled during the powerplay and the death overs, this stat is somehow impressive.
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
Hasaranga has played 20 T20Is this year and has picked 36 wickets. His best performance came against a strong Indian side, which comprised of IPL stars. During that game, he picked 4 wickets for 9 runs and was unplayable.
7. Rashid Khan
This time around, Rashid was unplayable in the T20 World Cup. In 5 games, he picked 8 wickets. However, his economy rate of 6.10 shows his skills with the ball. Teams often tend to play him out as he can be lethal if the batter tends to attack him.
6. Mitchell Marsh
Even though a strike rate of 129.81 is a bit low by his standards, he contributed in almost every game he played. With 6 half-centuries to his name, he was in the best shape of his career. Thankfully, the management was successful to bring the best out of him
5. Jos Buttler
Buttler has scored 589 runs in 14 games with a strike rate of 143.30. With a hundred to his name against Sri Lanka, he has shown how dangerous he can be with the bat at any stage of the game. This year, he has also scored five half-centuries in this format, which shows his consistency.
4. Aiden Markram
This year, Aiden has scored 570 runs with an average of 43.84. A strike rate of 148.82 showcases his ability to attack from the word “go.” During the game against England, Aiden crafted an important partnership with Rassie which was the defining moment of the match.
3. Babar Azam (captain)
As David Warner is more effective as an opener, Babar Azam takes a spot at number three. Under his captaincy, Pakistan has become a T20 powerhouse and continues to grow significantly. Babar was able to bring together a team comprising youngsters and veterans which makes him a special captain.
2. David Warner
During the T20 World Cup, Warner scored three half-centuries with an average of 48.16. Adding on, he gave the middle order a perfect platform to cash in. Because of his contributions with the bat and the impact he makes, Warner is the opener of the squad.
1. Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper)
The highest score of 104 not out shows his ability to play throughout the innings. This stat becomes more attractive when one checks his strike rate throughout this year, which is 131.57. This year, his tally of 10 half-centuries is difficult to break for any batter in upcoming years.