After a lot of delay and anticipation, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is finally happening from 17th October 2021 in UAE and Oman. However, India won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2007 against Pakistan. Since then, players have evolved and gathered a lot of experience in this sport. Meanwhile, in this article, SportzPoint.com will show you the “Player of the Series” award winners of the last 6 editions in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Shahid Afridi | Pakistan | 2007
Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi won the inauguration ICC Men’s T20 World Cups player of the series award in 2007. Although, his team loses against India in the first edition of the T20 World Cup. In the 2007 World Cup games, Afridi took a total of 12 wickets and also scored 91 runs in those matches. He adjusted the “Player Of The Serirs Award” for his remarkable performance in the T20 World Cup hosted by South Africa.
Tillakaratne Dilshan | Sri Lanka | 2009
Sri Lankan legend of the game, Tillakaratne Dilshan won the player of the series award in the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup. Dilshan scored a huge 317 runs (most runs) in those matches with an average of 52.83. The Men’s T20 World Cup 2009 was hosted by England and Pakistan was the champions of the second edition.
Kevin Pietersen | England | 2010
In the very next year, ICC decides to host their 3rd edition of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies. English batsman, Kevin Pietersen scored 248 runs in the tournament with an impressive average of 62. Meanwhile, with Pietersen’s brilliant performance England managed to win the T20 World Cup that year. This was England’s first-ever World Cup win came in 2010.,
Shane Watson | Australia | 2012
Australian batting all-rounder Shane Watson scored 249 runs in the 2012 World Cup matches also took 11 wickets in those games. For his brilliant performance in the edition, he adjusted the “player of the series” award in the ICC T20 World Cup 2012. Darren Sammy lead West Indies won the T20 World Cup 2012 with host country Sri Lanka finishes as the runner-ups.
Virat Kohli | India | 2014
Current Indian Captain Virat Kohli won the “player of the series” award in the men’s T20 World cup 2014 for his brilliant performance with the bat. Meanwhile, Kohli scored 319 runs (most runs) with an unbelievable average of 106.33 in that edition. Sri Lanka thrashed India in the finals to win their first T20 World Cup title in 2014. Bangladesh was the host country for this edition as India finishes as runner-up.
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Virat Kohli | India | 2016
Indian skipper Virat Kohli again manages to win the player of the series award for the T20 World Cup 2016 edition. Kohli again smashes 273 runs in the tournament but with a better average of 136.50. Although India finishes their journey in the semi-finals of the 2016 edition. But, Virat Kohli again proved his ability at the World Cup stages. West Indies won their 2nd T20 World Cup title after defeating England in the finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup.
However, the ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is starting from today onwards. Although, the Super 12 will be played on and from 24th October 2021. As we are waiting to see another player who performs better than all other players on this list. Just Follow SportzPoint to keep yourself updated about the T20 World Cup 2021.
N.B: The stats are accurate as of 17/10/2021.