England’s Sam Curran was selected ICC Player of the Tournament for his outstanding performances throughout the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Curran’s Player of the Final effort against Pakistan finished off an outstanding World Cup for the 24-year-old left-armer, winning him the ICC Player of the Tournament accolade.
ICC Player of the Tournament
Curran stepped up to play a big part in England’s run to the trophy after missing the 2021 edition due to injury, emerging as a key bowler in the death overs and a useful wicket-taker for Jos Buttler’s side. Curran ended the World Cup with 13 wickets with ICC Player of the Tournament, second only to Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga.
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He collected his wickets at an average of 11.38, ranking him eighth among all bowlers in the competition, and ended with the greatest economy of all England’s pace bowlers, 6.52. Curran’s numbers are even more amazing when you consider the periods when England chose to deploy him, with the bulk of his overs coming toward the close of an innings or during the Power play.
The England bowler’s success was due to his creative use of variations, a challenging angle, and constant execution of abilities. The way I bowl, I get into the wicket with my slower deliveries and keep the batters guessing,” Curran remarked after his team won the MCG final. “World Champions, how wonderful!” Curran was named Player of the Tournament by a panel of experts and an online public poll, beating out a number of other tournament standouts.
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Curran’s countrymen Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, as well as Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Sikandar Raza, and Wanindu Hasaranga, were among those nominated for the honors.