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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Which players stand a chance to win player of the tournament trophy?

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The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is in action with the teams trying their best to get the hands-on the coveted trophy.
The 2020 edition of the tournament is hosted by Australia and went underway on 21st February in one of the most unorthodox styles.
2020 has just begun and it is one of the busiest years for cricketers and the Women T20 World Cup is being played just after the Tri-series T20 competition between India, Australia, and England. 
10 teams are contesting for the T20 World this year; India, Australia, England, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and West Indies.
The Women’s T20 World Cup is the second major tournament conducted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) this year, the first one being the ICC Under 19 World Cup.
The U19 World Cup was quite intriguing but created controversy around it in the finals and we hope the show for Women’s World Cup goes smoothly and players play the game with the spirit of cricket. 
Eight of the teams qualified automatically for the T20 World Cup while Bangladesh and Thailand made a late entry through the ICC Women’s T20 Qualifiers.
The tournament is in action currently and we as fans have a long list of brilliant matches to witness.
While some of the teams’ stand-in a better chance to claim the coveted trophy, there will be tough competition amongst the elite nations and the intensity of the matches will be as strong as the Avengers. 
As we prepare ourselves to witness some of the finest encounters in the history of Women’s Cricket, let’s take a look at the players who could make a big difference for their teams and are currently outperforming the opponents.
Without further adieu, we shall see the players who are leading the race for Player of the tournament title in the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. 

Shafali Verma

The Indian prodigy, Shafali Verma is currently one of the best openers in the world. The 16-year old batswoman is the youngest player in the tournament and has been consistent with her performances.
The young prodigy is said to be the next big thing in the Indian Women Cricket circuit and her growth proves to be. One of the finest hitters of the ball, Shafali Verma is that player in the Indian team, opponent bowlers will look forward to getting out. 
One of the biggest threats in the ICC Women T20 World Cup, Shafali Verma is more than an opener. With her bat, she holds the backbone of Indian batting line-up and it has been a delight to watch the young talent till now in the World Cup.
Shafali is new to the team and made her debut in 2019, but this time was enough for her to convince the world that a new star has arrived in the Indian team. Her international career has just begun and in 9 T20Is, Shafali has scored 222 runs with 73 being her highest score. 

Smriti Mandhana

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Smriti Mandhana, one of the finest batswomen in the Indian team, has had a brilliant career till now. She is one of the known faces in the Indian team and soon to be one of the stars in the realm of cricket.
A brilliant opener, Smriti Mandhana is one of the most reliable batswomen in the Indian team and her batting prowess is what makes Team India an invincible team in this year’s T20 World Cup. 
The 23-year old player has played in all the three formats and her records with the white ball are just fabulous. In 66 T2oI matches, Smriti has scored 1451 runs with 86 being her highest score.
She has reached the 50 runs-mark 10 times in her T20I career and the Indian team will expect her to continue her performance in the upcoming matches.
Her ODI career is highlighted with exceptional statistics as she has scored 2025 runs in 51 matches. Her highest score in ODI cricket is 129 and she has scored 4 centuries and 17 half-centuries. 

Ellyse Perry 

Ellyse Perry is, without doubt, one of the best cricketers in the world right now.
The fast-bowling Australian all-rounder is not just a professional cricketer, she represents Australia in the national football team as well.
A vital figure in both the football and cricket teams, Perry has been an influential figure all around the world. Her batting skills and bowling skills make her one of the most competent players to win the player of the tournament trophy this year. 
Her performance in the T20 World Cup has been exceptional until now and she is the X-factor that makes Australia a tough team to beat.
Her records are phenomenal and 111 T20I matches, the 29-year old all-rounder has scored 1101 runs and grabbed 106 wickets.
She has a double hundred to her name in the Test matches and her fielding is a cherry on top. Perry has had a wonderful career and her form can be a worry for the opposing teams. 

Danielle Wyatt

Danielle Wyatt has established herself as one of the most attacking batswomen in the T20 format. Her exceptional run with form in white-ball cricket is a major advantage for the English team.
Her incredible performance in the KIA Super League earned her accolades and established her as one of the most dangerous players in T20 cricket.
English team in the Women’s T20 World Cup rides on her confidence and the ability to hit the ball. 
Danielle Wyatt is a right-arm off-break bowler too and is successful in taking break-throughs whenever necessary. Danielle will look forward to continuing her form from the Super League in the World Cup.
With 105 T20Is under her belt, Wyatt is an experienced face in the English team and that makes her more dangerous than ever. Her incredible run with the white ball makes her a strong competitor for the Player of the tournament trophy. 

Suzie Bates

The World’s top-ranked T20 batswoman, Suzie Bates is a big threat for the bowlers in this World Cup. The top run-scorer in the format, Suzie has had an exceptional run with the bat.
She is a brilliant batsman in the white-ball format and also New Zealand’s top scorer in ODI and T20 formats. Suzie Bates is the only women cricketer to score 3000+ runs in the T20 format at the international level. 
Suzie Bates is a player to watch out for in the T20 World Cup and her batting prowess is simply exhilarating. Her medium pace bowling adds to her performance and makes her one of the finest T20 cricketers.
She is New Zealand’s trump card and the backbone of their batting lineup. Her brilliant batting style and hard-hitting is something to watch out for and for the bowlers, something to be aware of.
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