England became the T20 World Champions after beating Pakistan in the summit clash on November 13 (Sunday), at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). In a low-scoring match, Ben Stokes played yet another fine innings as he remained unbeaten till the end to assure a second T20 World Cup title becoming only the second team to do so after West Indies.
While English players produced a couple of brilliant performances throughout the ICC tournament, 23-year-old Sam Curran was adjudged the Player of the Match and tournament for his incredible performances in the ICC tournament.
In six innings, Sam Curran picked 13 wickets including three against Pakistan in the final match at MCG. The left-arm pacer started off his World Cup campaign on high as he picked five wickets in his 3.4-over spell against Afghanistan in Perth. Sam conceded only 10 runs as he finished the game with an astonishing economy of 2.70.
England played its second game against Ireland at MCG and the left-arm pacer left his mark by picking up two crucial wickets in the game.
While England’s third match against Australia was washed out due to rain, they met New Zealand in their fourth game. Curran finished the game with two wickets in his four-over spell and conceded 26 runs.
The Englishman picked 1 wicket in the game against Sri Lanka, none against India in the semi-final, and three against Pakistan in the summit clash which was deemed enough to bag him the Player of the Tournament award. He also got the Player of the Match award in the final.