Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has picked his T20 World Cup team of the tournament in which he didn’t include David Warner, who was named as the Player of the tournament as he had scored 289 runs in the tourney.
Pietersen selected Mohammad Rizwan and Jos Buttler as his two openers.
Buttler amassed 269 runs for England in the T20I World Cup while Rizwan scored 281 runs in six matches for Pakistan. Babar Azam, who top-scored in the tournament with 303 runs in six matches, has been picked by Pietersen to bat at number three.
Charith Asalanka makes the cut into Pietersen’s team as the left-hander from Sri Lanka scored 231 runs in six matches. Aiden Markram bats at number five in the team as he scored 162 runs in five matches at an impressive average of 54 and a blistering strike rate of 145.94.
Moeen Ali is the spin all-rounder of the team while Wanindu Hasaranga and Adam Zampa are the main spinners. Ali scored 92 runs in four innings while he snared seven wickets in four innings.
Hasaranga ended the tournament as the highest wicket-taker with 16 wickets in eight matches while Zampa snared 13 wickets in seven matches for Australia and thus played a key role in his team’s title triumph.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, Trent Boult, and Anrich Nortje constitute the pace battery of Pietersen’s team. Boult scalped 13 wickets in seven matches while Afridi scalped seven wickets in six matches for Pakistan. Nortje on the other hand took nine wickets in five matches for South Africa.
Kevin Pietersen’s team of the 2021 T20 World Cup: Mohammad Rizwan, Jos Buttler, Babar Azam, Charith Asalanka, Aiden Markram, Moeen Ali, Wanindu Hasaranga, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Anrich Nortje, Shaheen Shah Afridi