The 2024 T20 World Cup has been full of surprises and thrilling moments, featuring unexpected upsets, challenging pitches, and standout performances. Notable events include Pakistan's shock loss to the USA, New Zealand's surprising defeat to Afghanistan, and India’s incredible defense of 119 runs against Pakistan. Additionally, exceptional performances from players like Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, and Arshdeep Singh have further highlighted the excitement of the tournament. Let's have a look: 

Arshdeep Singh: 1/31 against Pakistan 

Arshdeep Singh has emerged as a star performer for India in the T20 World Cup. His significant impact was evident in the high-stakes match against Pakistan. When India struggled at 96 for 7, Arshdeep contributed with the bat, helping the team reach a total of 119 runs. With the ball, he maintained tight lines and did not allow Pakistan to gain momentum. In a nail-biting finish, Arshdeep was tasked with defending 18 runs in the final over. He executed perfect yorkers and managed to take the wicket of Imad Wasim, ensuring a memorable victory for India. Additionally, his sharp fielding saw him take a crucial catch in the deep to dismiss Iftikhar Ahmed, highlighting his all-around contribution to the team.

Arshdeep Singh: 2/35 against Ireland 

In India’s opening game of the 2024 T20 World Cup, Arshdeep Singh set the tone with a stellar performance against Ireland. Opening the bowling, he struck early by dismissing Ireland’s skipper for just 2 runs and followed it up with the wicket of Andrew Balbirnie, thanks to a brilliant delivery. Arshdeep’s incisive bowling was instrumental in restricting Ireland to a meager total of 96 runs. His early breakthroughs created pressure and laid the foundation for India’s comprehensive victory in their first match of the tournament.

Kagiso Rabada: 2/21 against Sri Lanka 

Kagiso Rabada showcased his skills in South Africa’s first game of the T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka. Bowling first, Rabada was clinical with his line and length, keeping the run rate in check while also taking crucial wickets. He dismissed Dasun Shanaka and later sent back Matheesha Pathirana. Rabada’s disciplined bowling performance played a pivotal role in bowling Sri Lanka out for just 77 runs. South Africa chased down the target with ease, with Rabada’s efforts ensuring a smooth start for his team in the tournament.

Nathan Ellis: 2/28 against Oman 

Nathan Ellis played a significant role in Australia’s opening game of the 2024 T20 World Cup against Oman. Defending a target of 164, Ellis bowled with precision and picked up two crucial wickets. He dismissed Kashyap Prajapati early in the innings and returned during the death overs to claim the wicket of Shakeel Ahmed. Ellis’ disciplined bowling saw him concede just 28 runs in his 4 overs, significantly contributing to Australia’s victory.