The short format of the game does not give a batsman much time to settle down and then begin playing his game; he has to play fast right from the start in order to add a big number to the final scoreboard. There is no doubt that a batter plays an important role in a team’s success, whether it is the first or second inning of the game. It is no secret that there have been several batsmen who have performed exceptionally with their bat during the entire T20 World Cup tournament and won the title of Man of the Series for their performance.
The Australian opener David Warner played a pivotal role in the final session of the T20 World Cup 2021, demonstrating why Australia was able to lift the title of World Cup by the most number of runs.
List of Players of Tournament in T20 World Cup
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7. David Warner (Player of the Series 2021)
As the Man of the Series for the T20 World Cup 2021, Australian left-handed opener David Warner was named the Man of the Series. The final competition of the T20 World Cup 2021 was contested between Australia and New Zealand at Dubai’s DSC where New Zealand set Australia a target of 173 to win, but Australia was able to easily achieve it with the help of the mind-blowing batting of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh at the crease.
The first ever T20 World Cup title was won by Australia, and Mitchell Marsh was awarded the Man of the Match award, while Warner was awarded the Man of the Tournament award.
6. Virat Kohli (Man of the Series in 2016)
In the 2016 T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli has once again taken the top honours as the Man of the Series. The Indian team couldn’t reach the final and was defeated by West Indies in the semi-final round of the tournament. As far as the history of the T20 World Cup is concerned, he is the only player to have won the Man of the Series award twice in the event’s history.
The final was played between England and the West Indies and it was the Windies who won the cup, but it was the Indian batsman Virat Kohli who won the Man of the Series award. During the 2016 Cricket World Cup, he scored 273 runs at an average of 136.50 with a strike rate of 146.77. He struck the 3 fifties with the maximum number of 4s (29 4s) in the tournament.
5. Virat Kohli (Man of the Series in 2014)
In the 2014 T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli, the run-making machine of the Indian team, was named the Man of the Series for his outstanding performance. There are no doubts about Sri Lanka winning the 2014 T20 World Cup, but Virat Kohli was voted as the Man of the Series for his outstanding performance of 319 runs at an average of 106.33 with a strike rate of 123.45 in the tournament.
Aside from hitting four fifties in the series, Kohli hit 10 sixes and 24 fours in the entire tournament, making him the most outstanding player throughout the competition. The final contest of the tournament was between India and Sri Lanka where India was able to score 130 runs in their match. As a result, Virat added 77 off 58 balls in that match, but India was unable to save the total and lost by six wickets as a result.
4. Shane Watson (Man of the Series in 2012)
There is no doubt that Australia was not able to make it to the final of the T20 World Cup 2012, but for his all-around performance, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was awarded the Man of the Series award. In the final, West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and a half and won the title. With 249 runs scored at an average of 49.80 with a strike rate of 150.00, Shane Watson was the leading run scorer with 249 runs at an average of 49.80 and he was the second-highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.33 and an average of 16.00.
3. Kevin Pietersen (Player of the Series in 2010)
During the T20 World 2010 competition in England, Kevin Pietersen, the former skipper of the team, won the award for the Man of the Series. A target of 148 runs was set by Australia for England during the final of the T20 World Cup 2010, which was achieved very comfortably by England in 17 overs, as England played against Australia in the final of the tournament.
The number of runs Kevin Pietersen scored in that match was 47 and, in total, he has scored 248 runs at an average of 62 with a strike rate of 137.77 for an overall total of 248 runs. A best score of 73 runs, including two fifties, was his best score in the 2010 T20 World Cup.
2. Tillakaratne Dilshan (Man of the Series in 2009)
In 2009, Tilakaratne Dilshan, a former all-rounder of Sri Lanka, became the Man of the Series in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan faced Sri Lanka in the final competition of the T20 World Cup 2009 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
In the end, Sri Lanka was unable to add a big total and lost the final, but was honored with the Man of Series award, which was awarded to Sri Lankan batsman Dilshan for his 317 runs at an average of 52.83 with 3 fifties. The fact that he was out for 0 runs twice in the series didn’t stop him from becoming the leading scorer and becoming the only player who ever crossed the milestone of 300 runs in a series.
1. Shahid Afridi (Man of the Series in 2007)
In the T20 World Cup of 2007, Shahid Afridi, a former Pakistani all-rounder, won the Man of the Series award for his stellar performance. In the finals, Pakistan reached the finals and met India. However, Pakistan was unable to defeat India and lost the finals.
This resulted in India becoming the first team to win the World T20 Championship in the history of the sport. Throughout the entire season, the Pakistani all-rounder performed well and took a total of 12 wickets, as well as scoring 91 runs, and his best performance with the bat was 46 runs.