fbpx Skip to main content

Australia, the defending champions & hosts, were the first to announce their squad, and the rest of the teams are also preparing for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

After the IPL Season 2022, this time around, several young national and international players have been awe-inspiring.

The ICC T20 World Cup is also approaching, and all national teams are looking for impact players.

The T20 format is the shortest and can swing in any team’s favour in just a few overs.

In that case, the teams need an impact player who can perform and win games in critical situations.

Here is a quick look at some players to watch during the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, which will hold in Australia.

Top 4 Teams in ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Here are the Top teams to follow in ICC T20 World Cup 2022:

Team India | ICC T20 World Cup 2022

The current Indian cricket team, thanks to the IPL, is almost always full of talent and can be counted on to field a competitive side at any given time.

In the inaugural edition, they only won the T20 World Cup in 2007, although they were also finalists in 2014.

They had a disastrous start to the 2021 tournament, being outclassed by archrivals Pakistan, and they never recovered from that setback.

However, they will have a new leader in Rohit Sharma at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, so it will be fascinating to see how the Men in Blue fare under him.

Team Australia | ICC T20 World Cup 2022

The only thing missing from Australia’s trophy cabinet was a T20 World Cup, which they filled by winning the tournament in 2021.

It means Australians will be the defending champions for the 2022 tournament on home soil.

Aside from being champions and having home advantage, the Aussies’ extensive tournament history shows they can never count in ICC tournaments.

After all, they have won the more significant, 50-over World Cup five times.

As a result, regardless of which 11 players take the field for the hosts, they will be champions at best and competent at worst.

They have a dominant home T20 record, having won 31 of their 51 matches and losing only 17.

Team England | ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Australia may have won the 2021 World Cup, but the English were hot favourites in the run-up to the event.

They were the most devastating team for much of the tournament, including a dominant win over eventual champions Australia before being upset by the Kiwis in the semis.

England has some of the most devastating hitters in the world and arguably the most dangerous batsman in the game today in Jos Buttler.

Their T20 record in Australia isn’t excellent (1 win, seven losses), but they’ll be one of the tournament’s favourites.

Team Pakistan | ICC T20 World Cup 2022

Like the two above, Pakistan is a one-time champion (2009) and a one-time runner-up.

They are known for their volatility, particularly in large tournaments, but they appear to have turned the corner recently, with a few stable characters in charge.

They had started the 2021 World Cup with a bang, defeating India, and continued to dazzle until they ran into Australia in the semis and had their hearts broken.

They have two of the best and most consistent batters in T20 cricket in Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, and their pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi is one of the most lethal bowlers in the game.

These are the Top 8 Players for the ICC T20 World Cup in 2022:

Jos Buttler | Team England

Jos Buttler is not among the top ten ranked T20 players according to the ICC rankings, but some things cannot be quantified, indexed, or ranked.

Buttler, who was recently named England’s white-ball captain, is arguably the most difficult batsman to bowl to when he’s in the zone.

He lit up the IPL this year with three centuries and has also been his country’s best T20 batter over the last 12 months.

He averaged an incredible 89.66 runs per innings during the 2021 World Cup, and despite his team’s elimination, he was named one of the tournament’s best 11.

Babar Azam | Team Pakistan

Babar Azam is the world’s top-ranked T20 batter and arguably the most naturally gifted player.

His grace, class, and consistency are unparalleled.

Earlier in his career, he has been chastised for taking his time to get going, but he ironed out that last chink in his armour.

He was the World Cup 2021’s leading scorer, and even though the 2022 edition will play in different conditions, no one expects him to fail to find runs.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is back to his best after a difficult few years.

He can bat, bowl, field, lead, and do everything else, making him a valuable player for India.

During their title-winning season this year, he was the best player for his franchise Gujarat Titans, and he’s shown all the signs that he’s ready to take centre stage for India in the World Cup.

Wanindu Hasaranga | Team Sri Lanka

Despite Sri Lankan cricket’s recent problems, Wanindu Hasaranga has quietly emerged as one of the best all-rounders in the shortest format.

He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2021 World Cup and ranked in the top ten of the ICC’s T20 all-rounder rankings.

In the IPL, Wanindu Hasaranga has been the talk of the town.

Initially, the RCB management chastised Hasaranga for spending 10.75 crores on Wanindu at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

But, with each ball he has bowled, Hasaranga has demonstrated that the price tag had appropriately applied to him.

It isn’t easy to distinguish between his regular ball and the googly. Challenging to choose, and he also has a flipper delivery method.

He also attempts to beat the batters in the air at times.

As a result, the ICC has given him a high rating.

Hasaranga is the face of change for Sri Lanka’s struggling team.

Suryakumar Yadav | Team India

The Indian “Mike Hussey” has much to offer the Indian team and international cricket.

Unfortunately, he has drafted into the national team at 30, but that doesn’t diminish his talent, and he has been outstanding in the IPL for three to four years.

Every season, he has consistently scored 400 to 500 runs.

His time has come to shine, and he has what it takes to succeed.

He has won big games for the Mumbai Indians, and now it is time for him to do the same for Team India.

Surya can play in all directions. He also has a firm cover drive and handles the short ball well.

Shaheen Shah Afridi | Team Pakistan

Without a doubt, Shaheen Shah Afridi is the best white-ball bowler right now.

He is from the same batch as Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw, who competed in the 2018 U-19 World Cup in Australia.

Afridi was promoted to the national team when bowlers like Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali struggled.

Since then, Afridi has taken the cricket world by storm.

His performance against India in the most recent ICC T20 World Cup game is sufficient to demonstrate his worth.

His in-swinging deliveries shook the Indian top-order.

He rendered KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma helpless.

Shaheen bowls at 145 click regularly, which makes him more lethal.

Liam Livingstone | Team England

Liam Livingstone is ideal for all young players because he is a complete package for the game’s shortest format. Livingstone works well with others.

As a finisher, he can bat up the order of play.

Liam can bowl off-spin to left-handed and leg-spin to right-handed batters, and his fielding abilities are also exceptional.

Liam Livingstone is the best freelance cricketer in the world in the shorter format. He’s taken his six-hitting to a new level.

Liam Livingstone’s name appears on the list of the top ten longest sixes in IPL 2022.

So his sixes are not just sixes, but monstrous sixes and sixes can shake a bowler’s confidence.

Livingstone’s ideal position in the England national team would be at 4 or 5.

He is also an excellent ambassador for England’s recent “slam-bang” style of cricket.

Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh has been the most improved cricketer in recent memory.

Deepak Hooda of India will be the payer who comes closest to improving.

Mitchell Marsh, on the other hand, has already won a T20 World Cup for Australia.

He will be eager to defend his team’s title.

Marsh’s 2021 final world cup performance was the best remembrance of a lifetime.

Mitchell Marsh is a formidable opponent.

However, he shows up to the party when it counts the most.

Marsh has been in and out of the field with a niggle recently.

But he makes an impression whenever he gets the chance.

His recent 89 and 50+ for the Delhi Capitals have moved the team closer to qualification.

Marsh has won the last two games by himself, and his ideal position is number four or three.

He can’t bat any lower than that. He is a stand-in for Shane Watson and must use it as Watson did.

Join our Telegram channel to get daily updates on sports!