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HEADLINE: Pooran included in ICC T20 World Cup Tournament XI 7/1/24, 5:01:36 PM avatar image

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Six players from the title-winning Indian squad have been named in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 team of the tournament. India finished the tournament unbeaten, winning a thrilling final against South Africa by seven runs at Kensington Oval, Barbados on Saturday.

Rohit Sharma

Runs: 257, Average: 36.71, Strike-rate: 156.7, Fifties: 3

Setting the tone at the top of the order, Rohit Sharma embraced India's new approach in T20Is and showed the way with his brilliant ball striking. Scoring at a rate of 156.7, the Indian skipper made 257 runs in the tournament, the second-most by any player. With three fifties in eight games, Rohit showed consistency as well while maintaining a brilliant strike-rate. His best came against Australia in the Super Eight, when he bludgeoned one of the best attacks in the tournament for 92 in just 41 balls. In the semi-final, he once again made an impact with a 57 off 39 balls. Rohit also led the side admirably as a leader, taking the side to a historic T20 World Cup title win after 17 years.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Runs: 281, Average: 35.12, Strike-rate: 124.33, Fifties: 3

Alongside Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz forged an impressive opening partnership, scoring 446 runs as a pair, including three century stands and was critical to Afghanistan's run to the semi-finals of the tournament. Gurbaz shone with exceptional knocks against Uganda (76), New Zealand (80), Australia (60) and Bangladesh (43). He finished as the leading run-scorer in the tournament and was Afghanistan's star with the bat at the top of the order.

Nicholas Pooran

Runs: 228, Average: 38.0, Strike-rate: 146.15, Fifties: 1

Nicholas Pooran established his status as one of the best batters in the format with 228 runs in the tournament, scoring at a rate of 146.16. The next best West Indies batter made just 140 runs. Pooran finished as the sixth-highest run-getter despite his high-risk batting, and his knock of 98 against Afghanistan guided the team to an excellent win. It was also the highest score recorded by a player in the tournament.

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Sylobaby 7/2/24, 12:00:10 AM
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Nicholas Pooran is also an Indian so we might as well say seven Indians out of a team of 11. So it’s an Indian game and everything was put in place by the ICC to ensure India was going to win it
positiveg 7/2/24, 12:11:03 AM
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Lol lol. Boy ayeee
hubert 7/2/24, 11:47:24 AM
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You are something else lollol
But who say you wrong ? big grin
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Overthrow 7/3/24, 2:28:45 PM
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A failure once again to congratulate one of our own on a remarkable achievement. A success in descending into the base of despicable behaviour.
imusic 7/3/24, 2:59:08 PM
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Trinis aren’t “their own” bruh

You should know that by now
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jacksparrow 7/3/24, 4:09:26 PM
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ICC mad
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SnoopDog 7/3/24, 8:23:28 PM
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Trinis aren’t “their own” bruh

You should know that by now

Sad. cry