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Cricket in 2022 has been more about T20Is than any other format. With the T20 World Cup 2022 in October, the participating teams locked horns with each other quite often to prepare for the marquee tournament. When the T20 carnival arrived and the best players from around the world took the stage, fans were treated with some exhilarating cricket.
The T20 extravaganza in Australia was one of the closest T20 World Cups where even the most formidable teams were given a run for their money. In the end it was England who stood tall, defeating Pakistan in the summit clash to become the T20 World Champions for the second time.
The year 2022 has seen many established performers of the T20 circuit once again stamping their authority on the cricket field and has also witnessed a lot of fresh faces grabbing the limelight. Let us look at the players who have set the international arena on fire with their jaw-dropping performances this year.
Mohammad Rizwan has been a pillar of Pakistan’s batting line-up in the shortest format of the game. The wicketkeeper-batter has been the run bank at the top of the order and provided his side with solid starts consistently. He has featured in 80 T20Is and scored 2635 runs at a strike rate of 126.62.
The 30-year-old has been phenomenal with the bat throughout the year and accumulated 996 runs in 25 matches at a strike rate of 122.96, which includes 10 half-centuries. He has steadied the ship when his team has been in trouble and shepherded the innings beautifully.
Rizwan was at his best in Asia Cup 2022 and scored 281 runs in six games at an average of 56.20. His batting exploits were instrumental in Pakistan reaching the finals of the tournament. The team management will hope the ace batter continues piling on runs for fun in the years to come.
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