For his flamboyant unbeaten innings of 82 off just 51 deliveries against Australia in the final game of the Super 10 stage in Mohali which propelled India to the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20, Virat Kohli is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Chris Jordan’s four-wicket haul and Jos Buttler’s blistering 37-ball 66 helped England secure a semi-final berth with a hard-fought 10-run win against Sri Lanka in the Super 10 Group 1 encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 in Delhi despite an unbeaten knock of 74 runs from Angelo Mathews.
Premier fast bowler Lasith Malinga and all-rounder Angelo Mathews have been named in the Sri Lankan squad for the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 campaigns which are scheduled to be played in Bangladesh and India respectively.
For his resilient unbeaten century in the final innings, taking New Zealand to a five-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Hamilton, Kane Williamson is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
This is a very interesting phase in Test cricket considering the next generation of potential greats have already readied themselves, some of them have already been handed the reins of their national teams in at least one format.
For wonderful contributions late in the tournament, man of the series, Dwayne Bravo, who led his side Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel to the Caribbean Premier League Title, is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
For a fine 130 in an otherwise poor batting performance by Sri Lanka, where the next highest individual score was 46 and then 25, in the first innings of the third Test against Pakistan, Dimuth Karunaratne is our Cricket World Player of the Week.
Angelo Mathews played a captain’s knock to hold the Sri Lankan innings together and take his team to a lead of 291 runs after Pakistan were bundled out for just 215 on day three of the third Test in Pallekele.