The Women’s 20-20 World Cup is set to start on Friday, February 10 in South Africa. Ten teams will battle it out to get their hands on the trophy. Australia are the defending champions. India will open their campaign against their arch-rivals Pakistan on February 12.
However, every team will need big individual performances if they want to come out on top. Here we will take a look at five players who are potential contenders to become the Player of the Tournament.
1. Ashleigh Gardner
Australian player and no.1 ranked T20I all-rounder in the world, Ashleigh Gardner has performed really well in both bowling and batting departments. She made her T20I debut in February 2017 against New Zealand. She reached to no.1 spot for the first time in December 2022 after scoring 115 runs and bagging seven wickets in Australia’s series against India.
A two-time 20-20 World Cup winner with Australia, Gardner’s powerful batting and crafty off-spin has made her a key member across all formats. It’d be interesting to watch her play in the upcoming World Cup as she could be one of the contenders for Player of the tournament.