Which are five players to watch during the ICC T20 World Cup 2022?
There are many top cricketers who regularly perform in recent years but are not in great touch before the world cup. This is because of injuries.
Here are the top 5 players expected to perform well in the World Cup.
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
It will be difficult to find a T20I batter who is more reliable than the experienced Pakistan opener, thus it should not be a surprise that he is currently ranked as the No. 1 T20I batter in the world.
The consistency of Rizwan at the top of the order will be crucial to Pakistan’s prospects of winning the world cup in Australia, and the 30-year-old will be out to match the superb performances he turned in with the bat at the previous world cup.
Rizwan was the only player to score more heavily than any other batsman for the 2021 T20 World Cup with three half-centuries and a total of 281 runs at an average of 70.
His teammate Babar Azam and David Warner of Australia were the only other players who score more runs than Rizwan.
Suryakumar Yadav (India)
Suryakumar Yadav’s rise to prominence in 2022 has been incredible, and the in-form right-hander is now probably the most crucial member of Rohit Sharma’s strong team.
Yadav only got to play four times for India during the T20 World Cup last year, and his pathetic total of 42 runs from three innings barely raised an eyebrow in the cricketing community.
However, the 32-year-old has been a picture of consistency ever since, and the most recent rankings now place him as the No. 2 T20I batter in the world.
David Warner (Australia)
Australia veteran is generally a much better player when playing on home soil. Only Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored more runs than Warner at last year’s t20 world cup.
Warner hit three half-centuries at last year’s tournament and his 289 runs at an impressive strike rate of almost 150 were among the best for the leading players.
His imperious form was a major reason why the all-conquering Australia side was able to hoist the trophy at Dubai International Stadium.
Jos Buttler (England)
The England captain is now dealing with a recurring calf injury, but we anticipate that he will heal in time to lead the charge for the 2010 champions.
Buttler has undoubtedly been in better shape than anybody else in the globe over the past 12 months; at the ICC World Cup 2021 event, the 32-year-old was the only player to record a century.
He hit a magnificent unbeaten 101* against Sri Lanka in Sharjah.
Buttler looked to be in even greater form during this year’s IPL when he reached triple figures on four occasions and amassed an incredible 863 runs for Rajasthan Royals.
Although Buttler’s performance in the home series against South Africa and India in July wasn’t exactly up to his high standards, he will undoubtedly perform at his best in Australia.
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
The Sri Lankan all-rounder has previously demonstrated the capacity to save his finest work for the biggest stage, so it stands to reason that he may lead Sri Lanka to victory in Australia.
Hasaranga shone at the 2021 competition by taking the most wickets (16), more than any other player, and followed that up by concluding Sri Lanka’s successful Asia Cup campaign as the Tournament’s Player of the Year.
The 25-year-old will undoubtedly flourish on Australia’s larger grounds, and it is almost inevitable that the great spinner will once again rank among the top wicket-takers this season.