- Stephan Myburgh (Netherlands) - 224 runs at 32.00, including three fifties.
- Will Porterfield (Ireland) - 111 runs at 55.50, at a strike rate of 143.
- Wesley Barresi (Netherlands) - 143 runs at 23.83, crucial to two winning scores.
- Tom Cooper (Netherlands) - 231 runs at 57.75, currently the top run-scorer in the tournament.
- Shafiqullah Shenwari (Afghanistan) - 103 runs at 55.50, also at a strike rate of 143.
- Sharad Vesawkar (Nepal) - 91 runs at 30.33, scored 40 and 37 in successive innings.
- Kevin O'Brien (Ireland) - 59 runs and four wickets, scored his runs at over two-a-ball.
- Shakti Gauchan (Nepal) - five wickets at 14.80, all of his wickets came in victories.
- Timm van der Gugten (Netherlands) - nine wickets at 18.77, most dot balls of any bowler in the tournament.
- Basanta Regmi (Nepal) - five wickets at 11.20, with an economy rate of only 5.60.
- Ahsan Malik Jamil (Netherlands) - twelve wickets at 13.83, including that five-wicket haul.
The World T20 isn't over, but the Associates are finished now.
After a couple of weeks of Twenty20 cricket, the party is over at last for the Associates. They have been involved in shocks and upsets, and just generally good games of cricket, too. Their opportunities were limited by a format that excluded as many of them as possible from the main draw, but the Netherlands emerged from their recent struggles to be the Cinderella story of this tournament.
My tournament XI:
This tournament was not designed for Associates, but it has ended up being a very good advert for them. I'm not advocating the unfairly weighted format, but the quality of the cricket produced by cricket's more downtrodden nations has shown that the Associate-Full Member gap is reducing all the time. We have seen not one but three different Full Members defeated by three different Associates. Peter Borren's men are the heroes of the tournament, and 39-all-out aside, they have produced better cricket than England, Australia, Bangladesh or Zimbabwe have managed. They have mixed it with South Africa and New Zealand, too. Not bad at all for a team that was adjudged to be the ninth-best Associate as recently as January.
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