T20 World Cup 2022 | Top performers in the Super 12

This year's edition of the group stage of the T20 World Cup has been one of the most exciting ones in recent memory. 

There were plenty of upsets, thrilling matches, and match-winning performances that the fans got to witness. 12 teams competed against each other to fight for a spot in the semi-finals. This made players of each team step up and give many breathtaking performances.

Here are the top performers in the Super 12.

Honorable mentions: Arshdeep Singh and Sikandar Raza

5) Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)

Glenn Philips T20 WC 2022
Credits: ESPNofficial

Glenn Phillips was one of the pillars of New Zealand's batting line-up. He is also the highest run scorer for the kiwis in this World Cup, scoring 195 runs in 4 matches while striking the ball at a strike rate of 163.87. His century against Sri Lanka was a crucial knock, saving New Zealand from the jaws of defeat.

The 25-year-old also contributed not only with the bat but also in the field. His catch against Australia has been the catch of the tournament so far and has saved many runs for New Zealand.

His ability to change the game has made him an X-factor in the New Zealand Squad, and his contributions will ensure that New Zealand reaches the final and win their maiden T20 World Cup.

4) Sam Curran (England)

Sam Curran T20 WC 2022
Credits: ECB

Sam Curran is a vital cog in England's bowling line-up, bowling in the middle and death overs, giving England breakthroughs, and getting set batsmen out. The 24-year-old has been England's leading wicket-taker this World Cup, taking 10 wickets in 4 matches with an economy of 6.40.

His five-wicket haul against Afghanistan was one of the best bowling performances in the Super 12, restricting Afghanistan to 112. His variations of pace and the ability to swing the ball both ways make him a difficult bowler for the batsman to face. With his consistent performances, Curran can help England win their second T20 World Cup

3) Shadab Khan (Pakistan)

 Shadab Khan T20 WC 2022
Credits: PCBofficial

One of the best T20 all-rounders in the world at the moment, Shadab Khan is a key player in Pakistan's squad and is one of the reasons Pakistan qualified for the semi-finals. His match-winning knock against South Africa, scoring 52 from 22 balls, saved Pakistan from the verge of elimination.

He is also Pakistan's leading wicket-taker, taking 10 wickets in 5 matches with an economy of 6.22. The 24-year-old's ability to contribute with both bat and ball makes him Pakistan's best T20 player and is a possible contender for winning the player of the tournament award.

2) Suryakumar Yadav (India)

Suryakumar Yadav T20 WC 2022
Credits: ESPNofficial

Suryakumar Yadav set the T20 World Cup on fire with his unorthodox and innovative batting. The number 1 ranked T20I batsman has been one of India's pillars in the batting department, bailing them out of difficult situations and scoring runs at ease.

The 32-year-old is the third-highest run scorer for India in the T20 World Cup, scoring 225 runs in 5 matches at a staggering strike rate of 193.97. His ability to score quickly and consistently makes him a serious contender for the player of the tournament award and can help India all the way to winning their second T20 World Cup.

1) Virat Kohli (India)

Virat kohli T20 WC 2022
Credits: ICC

The man, the myth, the legend. Those were the words given to Virat Kohli after his match-winning knock against Pakistan. Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in this T20 World Cup, scoring 246 runs in 5 matches while averaging 123.00 with the bat.

The 34-year-old has been India's key batsman in this T20 World Cup, bailing India out of difficult situations and giving the Indian bowlers a reasonable target to defend. His knocks against Pakistan, Netherlands, and Bangladesh proved how important he is to the Indian team. 

He has played the role of the opener, sheet anchor, and finisher in this World Cup, making him a contender to win the player of the tournament award and be the first player to win the player of the tournament award thrice in the T20 World Cup. 

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