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T20 World Cup: Top 5 performers in the Super 12s

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The Super 12 stage of the T20 world cup 2022 is finally over and the fans have witnessed a lot of entertaining cricket throughout this tournament.

England and New Zealand have qualified for the semi-finals from Group 1 while Pakistan and India have qualified from Group 2.

The semi-finals will be played on the 9th and 10th of November while the Final will be held on Sunday (13th of November).

In the Super 12 stage, we have seen a lot of thrilling and nail-biting encounters.

But some players delivered some exceptional performances for their respective sides and in this article, we will take a look at the top 5 star performers in the Super 12s stage of T20 World Cup 2022. 

1- Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has been unstoppable with the bat in this T20 World Cup.

He continued the excellent form that he regained in the Asia Cup 2022. Kohli started off the tournament with an unbelievable and world-class knock against Pakistan.

He helped India to win the game from nowhere with his unbeaten 82 runs off just 53 deliveries. 

Virat has so far scored 3 half-centuries in this tournament and his scores in those games are 82*, 62*, 12, 64, and 26.

The former Indian skipper is currently the leading run-scorer of this T20 World Cup as he has scored 246 runs in 5 games with an average of 123.00 and strike rate of 139. 

2- Anrich Nortje

The speed gun of South Africa Anrich Nortje has bowled brilliantly in this tournament.

He used his pace nicely and bowled at good areas in both the powerplay and death overs. He picked 11 wickets in just 5 games at an excellent average of 8.54 in the Super 12s. 

He delivered his best figures of the tournament in the match against Bangladesh where he picked 4 wickets for his side.

Nortje also conceded just 10 runs from his 4 overs against the Netherlands which was also the most economical spell of this World Cup by a fast bowler. 

3- Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has been in sensational form this year in the shortest format of the game.

He is the only batter in 2022 (and overall the second) to cross the 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year. Suryakumar Yadav has also played some excellent knocks in this T20 World Cup for his team. 

The right-handed batter has so far scored 225 runs in 5 games with an average of 75.00 and an unbelievable strike rate of 193.96 including 3 half-centuries in this tournament.

SKY is also the 2nd highest run-scorer of the Super 12 stage and overall the 3rd highest scorer of this World Cup. 

4- Sam Curran

In this World Cup, Sam Curran has emerged as one of the most reliable fast bowlers for England in the shortest format of the game.

He has so far picked 10 wickets in just 4 games with an average of 9.40.

Curran has bowled at an economy rate of just 6.40 in this tournament.

The left-arm pacer was exceptional in the game against Zimbabwe at Perth where he picked 5 wickets for just 10 runs from his 3.4 overs.

Curran is currently the only bowler to claim a 5-wicket haul in this edition of the T20 World Cup. 

5- Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan has delivered some brilliant performances with both bat and ball for his side in the Super 12s stage.

He has bowled with excellent control on the pace-friendly Australian pitches.

Shadab Khan has scalped 10 wickets in 5 games and is the joint second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. 

The best thing about Shadab’s bowling is that he has bowled at an economy rate of just under 7 which is quite astonishing in those conditions.

Shadab has also delivered some crucial runs with the bat for Pakistan.

He smashed the second-fastest half-century (20 balls) of this World Cup against a quality bowling attack of South Africa

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