Chris Gayle, Chris Lynn, and Shahid Afridi make the cut in the team of the tournament for the Global T20 Canada 2019.
The second edition of the Global T20 Canada 2019 couldn’t have had a better ending. The final between Winnipeg Hawks and Vancouver Knights ended in a tie, and the result was decided by an exciting Super Over.
Andre Rusell, who literally single-handedly made an impact in all the three departments couldn’t see his team through. Ultimately, Winnipeg Hawks were crowned as champions with JP Duminy winning the player of the series award.
Overall, the tournament witnessed some of the fascinating performances from known faces such as Chris Gayle, Chris Lynn, Ish Sodhi, Shahid Afridi etc. So, finding the team of the tournament for Global T20 Canada 2019 was always going to be an exciting task.
As usual, we would be sticking to our unique methodology of performance points to find the team of the tournament.
Please note, the team combination has been decided based on the following criteria
- 2 openers, 3 middle-order players, 2 all-rounders, and 4 bowlers.
- A player must have played a minimum of 4 innings.
#1 CHRIS GAYLE (C)
INNS: 5 | RUNS: 277 | AVG: 69.25 | SR: 189.72
The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle has been the best batsman of the tournament with two stunning knocks of 122* and 94 in the 5 matches he played, and his knock of 122*(54) has been the best knock of the season. Overall, he managed to score 277 runs at a stunning average of 69.25, and a strike rate of 189.72
So, Chris Gayle is our first opener with a performance rating of 9.2
#2 CHRIS LYNN
INNS: 7 | RUNS: 295 | AVG: 42.14 | SR: 186.7
Partnering Chris Gayle is another dynamic opener from Australia, Chris Lynn. The ‘Lynnsanity’ as we call him scored 295 runs at an average of 42.14, a strike rate of 186.7, and at a consistency of 71.43%. His performance at the top was one of the strong reasons why Winnipeg Hawks lifted the title.
So, Chris Lynn is our second opener with a performance rating of 7.5
#3 HEINRICH KLAASEN (WK)
INNS: 7 | RUNS: 326 | AVG: 65.2 | SR: 170.68
Henrich Klaasen may not have had success in the IPL as yet, but he has been in fine touch in Global T20 Canada. With 326 runs from 7 innings, he ended as the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament. He is also the only player alongside Chris Gayle to have hit a century in the tournament.
So, Heinrich Klaasen is our wicket-keeper batsman with a performance rating of 7.38.
#4 JP DUMINY
INNS: 8 | RUNS: 332 | AVG: 83 | SR: 167.67
The leading run-scorer of the tournament, and the player of the series, JP Duminy would strengthen the middle-order with his presence. Overall, he managed to score 332 runs from 8 innings at a stunning average of 83, and a superb strike rate of 167.67. He also has 3 match-winning knocks to his name; the most in the tournament.
So, JP Duminy sneaks in with a performance rating of 7.11.
#5 SHOAIB MALIK
INNS: 5 | RUNS: 213 | AVG: 213 | SR: 161.36
The stylish middle-order batsman from Pakistan, or the ‘Damad Ji’, Shoaib Malik has been in astonishing form in the tournament. A total of 213 runs at an average of 213 is simply amazing. He got out only once in the tournament, and has a consistency of a perfect 100%.
Shoaib Malik would manage the finishing duties with a performance rating of 7.38.
#6: SHAHID AFRIDI
MAT: 6 | RUNS: 121 | WKTS: 7
Shahid Afridi or Boom boom as we call him is our first all-rounder with a performance rating or 5.4.
While Afridi created havoc only once with his match-winning 81*(40), it is his strike rate and bowling finesse that got him in the playing XI. Overall, Afridi managed to score 121 runs at a strike rate of 186.15, and took 7 wickets at an economy rate of 7.15.
#7: BEN CUTTING
INNS: 5 | RUNS: 117 | WKTS: 8
The second all-rounder was a tough call between Ben Cutting, who was impressive as a whole, and Andre Russell, who played only 3 innings, but was stunning.
Ultimately, we had to go with Ben Cutting, who was good overall with 8 wickets from 5 innings at a superb average of 17.37, and an economy rate of 7.38. He also scored 117 runs at a strike rate of 167.14.
So, Ben Cutting sneaks in as the second all-rounder with a performance rating of 4.86.
#8 DANIEL SAMS
INNS: 4 | WKTS: 7 | AVG: 15.71 | ER: 8.14
Daniel Sams is our first pacer with a performance rating of 5.8.
Overall, he had an impressive outing accounting for 7 wickets from 4 innings at an average of 15.71, and an economy rate of 8.14. He had 2 match-winning spells, and his spell of 4/25 is easily one of the best spells of the tournament.
#9 ISH SODHI
INNS: 6 | WKTS: 12 | AVG: 14.58 | ER: 7.95
The leading wicket-taker of the tournament, Ish Sodhi has had a fantastic tournament. A superb 12 wickets at an average of 14.58, and an economy rate of 7/95.
While his economy rate may be slightly on a higher side, it is the 3 match-winning spells that acted as a differentiator. His spell of 5/8 is easily the best spell of the tournament.
So, Ish Sodhi is our first spinner with a performance rating of 6.37.
#10 CHRIS GREEN
INNS: 5 | WKTS: 11 | AVG: 15.09 | ER: 8.3
The off-spinner, Chris Green is our second spinner with a performance rating of 6.52.
Overall, he took a total of 11 wickets from 5 outings at an average of 15.09, and at a stunning consistency of 100%. He is also the only bowler to have taken more than 2 wickets on an average per match.
#11 ZAHOOR KHAN
INNS: 4 | WKTS: 7 | AVG: 12 | ER: 6.37
The impressive pacer from UAE, Zahoor Khan is our second pacer, and our final player in the playing X1 with a performance rating of 6.53.
With an economy rate of just 6.37, Zahoor Khan is the most economical bowler of the tournament. Overall, he managed to take 7 wickets at an average of 12; the lowest in the tournament among the top 10 bowlers.
So, that’s our team of the tournament for Global T20 Canada 2019. Do let us know in the comments section in case you have different views.
Global T20 Canada 2019: Dream 11 of the Tournament
Chris Gayle (C), Chris Lynn, Henrich Klassen (W), JP Duminy, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Ish Sodhi, CJ Green, and Zahoor Khan.
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