Australia player ratings after T20 WC win

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AARON FINCH - 6

* 135 runs at 19.28 (7 matches)

Had a largely quiet tournament, although a knock of 40 against Bangladesh was vital in terms of boosting the side's net run-rate (and lifting them out of the group stage). Hard to fault the opener's captaincy, especially given how he kept pressure up without a fifth specialist bowler.

DAVID WARNER - 9

* 289 runs at 48.16 (7 matches)

Finished the event with a bang to earn player-of-the-tournament honours. Made a mockery of those suggesting the end was nigh after a miserable IPL campaign in which he was dropped and stripped of the captaincy.

MITCH MARSH - 8.5

* 185 runs at 61.66 (6 matches)

Was surprisingly axed for a group-stage loss to England, but went from strength to strength from that point on. The allrounder's clean striking in Australia's final three games was something to behold.

STEVE SMITH - 5

* 69 runs at 23 (7 matches)

Failed to steady in the semi, which marked the only time he batted in Australia's final four matches. A tournament-opening knock of 35 proved crucial in a tight contest against South Africa.

GLENN MAXWELL - 5

* 64 runs at 16, 2 wickets at 50 (7 matches)

Failed to recreate his bedazzling IPL batting form. Delivered 14 largely economical overs of offspin, and finished 28 not out after reverse-sweeping the winning runs in the final.

MARCUS STOINIS - 8

* 80 runs at 80 (7 matches)

Formed two vital partnerships with Matthew Wade, guiding Australia to victory over South Africa then an even-more-remarkable triumph over Pakistan.

MATTHEW WADE - 8

* 74 runs at 74 (7 matches)

The last of his three knocks (41 off 17 balls) was a showstopper; smashing three consecutive sixes to snatch a stunning semi-final victory. Tidy behind the stumps, outside of dropping Adam Zampa's hat-trick delivery.

PAT CUMMINS - 6.5

* 5 wickets at 35.4 (7 matches)

Short of match fitness at the start, but never at risk of losing his spot in the attack. Lifted when it mattered most, logging figures of 1-30 and 0-27 in the semi and final respectively.

MITCHELL STARC - 5

* 9 wickets at 27.5 (7 matches)

Hammered for 0-60 in the final, although would feel a touch unlucky given he created the chance that Kane Williamson offered on 21 en route to a score of 85. Proved the least economical of Australia's four frontline bowlers throughout the tournament.

ADAM ZAMPA - 10

* 13 wickets at 12.07 (7 matches)

Australia's leading wicket-taker consistently loomed as Finch's most potent option. Outclassed some of the world's best players of spin, while outgunning the world's best white-ball spinners. Outside the loss to England, never leaked many runs.

JOSH HAZLEWOOD - 9

* 11 wickets at 15.9 (7 matches)

Rolled into the World Cup after winning an IPL title with Chennai and never looked back, routinely keeping things tight in the powerplay. A costly semi against Pakistan was the only blemish in an impressive campaign.

ASHTON AGAR - 4

* 1 wicket at 15 (1 match)

Unfair to judge on the one game he played, against England.

MITCHELL SWEPSON, KANE RICHARDSON, JOSH INGLIS - N/A

Restricted to drinks duty throughout the tournament.

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