Alex Hales's career has taken a turnaround worthy of applause. The tall opening batter was not even in the fray for this year's tournament. But he has been England's best player in the tournament and arguably the player of the tournament with the impact he has had in England's run through to the final. His destruction of the Indian bowlers is a testament to his abilities in the shortest format of the game.
Shaheen Afridi looked sluggish in his first two outings of the tournament after making a return from a lengthy injury layoff. But the pacer found his groove in the following fixtures, scalping ten wickets in four games to guide Pakistan to the final. His exploits with the new ball will be key for the Men in Green in the titular clash against England