Kevin Pietersen Picks His Favourite T20 World Cup Players


Kevin Pietersen selects three of his nation's top players for his own T20 World Cup team following England's thrilling victory over Pakistan in the championship game.

Jos Buttler and Alex Hales were chosen by Pietersen. Together, both openers contributed the crucial runs to England's scoreboard and helped the team win crucial matches against India, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand. Here’s his playing XI team.

J.S. Buttler (England)

225 runs

Buttler was presented with a significant hurdle after Eoin Morgan announced his retirement from international cricket, but he has been able to prove his leadership skills through his captaincy.

He was England's top scorer and did a great job of leading his squad throughout the world cup.

Virat Kohli (India)

296 runs

One of the competition's highlights for Pietersen was when King Kohli maintained his level of performance throughout the World Cup and finished as the player with the most runs in the world cup.

Despite the harsh criticism he had endured over the past few years, Kevin had never lost hope that he’d rise to the top again.

Suryakumar Yadav (India)

239 runs

He currently ranks among the best batters in the world for white-ball cricket because he has got some extraordinary batting skills.

He first dominated the Indian Premier League for a few years before doing the same on the international stage.

Hales, Alex (England)

212 runs

Hales was satisfied with my prediction that he would be England's game-winner before the competition started.

He delivered three significant knocks during the match's most crucial periods against New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and India.

Phillips, Glenn (New Zealand)

201 runs

Phillips was New Zealand's most impressive batter, while the Black Caps competed in yet another successful tournament.

His century versus Sri Lanka was one of the tournament's most outstanding innings.

Mr. Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)

Ten wickets were taken, and 219 runs were scored.

It's been fantastic to see the associate nations perform so well in the Twenty20 format, and Raza's all-around skills for Zimbabwe are part of what initially caught my eye.

To score 219 runs and take ten wickets while competing against some of the best players in the world is an impressive feat.

Sam Curran (England)

13.0 wickets

Curran has come a long way since we first saw him.

He played for England on a part-time basis to start his career before going on to win Player of the Tournament honors at a World Cup. As they strive to defend their white-ball championships, he will be a crucial element of this team.

Shadab Khan (Pakistan)

Pakistan could not have reached the final without Shadab.

His performance against South Africa helped them move to the final round, and throughout the competition, he showed exceptional consistency with the ball.

Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

15 wickets

Leading the wicket charts at both T20 World Cups he participated in is a tremendous feat.

Angus Nortje (South Africa)

11% of the field with 11 wickets

In every game format, Nortje has established himself as one of the top bowlers in the world.

He showed off his ability to take wickets amazingly, and his lightning-quick speed is a powerful weapon.

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan)

11 wickets

Shaheen's injury forced him to leave the game early in the final match, although Pakistan still had the hope to win the game with his remaining overs.

He already leads a pace assault that ranks among the finest in the world at the young age of 22.

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