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5 Players Who Can Win The ICC T20 Cricketer Of The Year Award

5 Players Who Can Win The ICC T20 Cricketer Of The Year Award. The year 2021 saw the emergence of a lot of batsmen who scored heaps of runs and bowlers who took a lot of wickets. Most of the teams played bilateral T20I series as they were preparing for the T20 World Cup played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. On that note, let’s take a look at 5 players who can win the ICC cricketer of the year award.

5 Players Who Can Win The ICC T20 Cricketer Of The Year Award

5. Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan is the highest run-getter this year for Pakistan. A makeshift opener for the side in the longest format at the start of the year, he has amassed 1239 runs in 28 games at an average of 72.88 with a maiden hundred against South Africa at home. He has also scored 11 fifties this year and has a strike rate of 132.08. The Men In Green qualified for the semifinal of the T20 World Cup after nine years. They lost to Australia in the semifinal.

4. Jos Buttler

England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has amassed 589 runs in 14 games at an average of 65.44 and a strike rate of 143.30 this year. His highest score of 101 not out came against Sri Lanka during the T20 World Cup on a sluggish Sharjah wicket. His side went on the win the game and became the first team to win a game on that venue batting first in the tournament. His side went on to lose the semifinal against New Zealand as Daryl Mitchell and Jimmy Neesham played match-winning innings.

3. Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram makes a special entry in this list. A few months before the T20 World Cup, he was not considered as the shortest format player. He got his chances in the three-match against Sri Lanka in their backyard. He also was named as the replacement for Dawid Malan by an IPL team, Punjab Kings. Malan decided to skip the second phase of the IPL in the UAE to remain fresh ahead of the showpiece event. He has amassed 570 runs in 18 games at an average of 43.84 with six fifties and a strike rate of 148.82 this year. His side won four out of five games in the world event but couldn’t qualify for the semis due to inferior net run-rate.

2. Wanindu Hasaranga

The leg-spinner bowling all-rounder from Sri Lanka has picked 36 wickets in 20 games at an impressive average of 11.63 and an economy rate of 5.44. He is currently the number one bowler in the shortest format according to the ICC rankings. He also got the opportunity to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second phase of the IPL 2021. His national side couldn’t qualify for the semis but he is the one to watch out for the future.

1. Adam Zampa

The Australian leg-spinner has picked 26 wickets in 21 games at an average of 21.03 and an economy rate of 7.15. He also helped his side win their maiden T20 World Cup this year with his bowling. His best bowling figures of 5/19 came in handy for the team as they restricted Bangladesh to 73 runs and then chased it down in just 6.2 overs. This gave them an edge over South Africa as they qualified for the semis leaving South Africa behind over net run-rate.

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