Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan have been on Wednesday named amongst 4 gamers shortlisted for the ICC Males’s T20I Participant of the 12 months award. Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga and Englishman Jos Buttler full the listing.
Part of the T20 World Cup successful Australian workforce, Marsh scored 627 runs in 27 matches at a median of 36.88 whereas additionally taking eight wickets at 18.37 through the 12 months.
All through the calendar 12 months, he was Australia’s greatest batter within the shortest format, enhancing his recreation by leaps and bounds, particularly in opposition to spin and when it got here to rotating the strike.
“Australia’s success on the T20 World Cup may be traced again to the choice to maneuver Mitchell Marsh up the batting order to No. 3, as a substitute of designating him the function of being a finisher decrease down,” the ICC stated in a launch.
Within the T20 World Cup held within the UAE and Oman, he aggregated 185 runs in six matches at a median of 61.66 and a wholesome strike-rate of 146.82. He would reserve the most effective for the final, enjoying a match-winning knock of 77 not out off 50 deliveries within the closing in opposition to New Zealand.
Rizwan aggregated a staggering 1326 runs in solely 29 matches at a median of 73.66 and a strike-rate of 134.89. He was additionally stable behind the stumps, enjoying a key function in Pakistan’s run to the semifinals through the T20 World Cup, the place he ended up because the third-highest run-scorer.
He additionally scored the maiden T20I century of his profession in opposition to South Africa in Lahore early within the 12 months and ended it persevering with his kind with a superb knock of 87 in opposition to West Indies in Karachi.
Hasaranga took 36 wickets in 20 matches at 11.63 and scored 196 runs with one half-century through the 12 months to ascertain himself as the most effective spinners within the shortest format whereas additionally being a participant who might contribute with the bat.
A constant performer all year long, Hasaranga’s star shone the brightest through the T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman. He claimed a memorable hat-trick in opposition to South Africa and ended the match because the main wicket-taker with 16 scalps. He additionally performed some useful knocks like his 71 in opposition to Eire.
Buttler was additionally good through the 12 months with 589 runs in 14 matches at 65.44 with one century. He additionally had 13 dismissals as wicketkeeper.
Buttler was in chic contact through the T20 World Cup, at all times getting his aspect off to good begins. His two greatest knocks got here in consecutive matches — first in opposition to age-old rival Australia after which in opposition to Sri Lanka, which confronted his full wrath.
He ended the match as England’s main run-scorer with 269 runs, together with 100 in opposition to Sri Lanka.