It is last week's winner Shane Watson, who is again the winner of this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. He extended his run of man of the match awards to four as he played prominent roles in Australia's super eight wins over India and South Africa and took them to the brink of qualifying for semi-finals.
The first week of matches in the ICC World Twenty20 has yielded plenty of contenders for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. Brendon McCullum, Luke Wright, Shane Watson and Ajantha Mendis are the four names on the shortlist, with Watson nudging ahead as the outright winner by dint of his consistent all-round performances for Australia against Ireland and the West Indies.
Australia all-rounder and vice-captain Shane Watson believes that the West Indies will be among the teams to beat at the ICC World Twenty20 later this year.
The West Indies reached the semi-finals in 2009 and failed to progress from the second group stage when they hosted the competition in 2010 but Watson expects them to be in the reckoning in Sri Lanka.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week following three outstanding performances against England.
He helped Australia draw a two-match Twenty20 International series 1-1 and then go 1-0 up in the seven-match One-Day International series with a six-wicket win in Melbourne.